MADE IN QATAR

The curtains went up on the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) the annual cultural event of Doha Film Institute (DFI) on 20 November, with a red carpet ceremony and the gala screening of director Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, co-funded by DFI. The film previously opened the 69th Venice film festival (above) in August 2012. Souq Wakif hosted the festival alongside Katara Cultural Village and the Museum of Islamic Art. DTFF showcased over 87 films from across the globe under distinct themed sections including the Arab Film Competition (with prize money of $440,000); Made in Qatar; Contemporary World Cinema special screenings and a tribute to Algerian Cinema to mark the country’s 50th year of independence. A total of 19 films made in Qatar, including 15 world premieres, were screened.