DFI launches fund for Qatari filmmakers

  • Date: 06-Aug-2022
  • Source: Gulf Times
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Country: Qatar
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DFI launches fund for Qatari filmmakers

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced the return of its Qatari Film Fund, an initiative designed to support short and feature filmmaking by Qataris. In a recent tweet, DFI noted that applications will be accepted until September 1. The Qatari Film Fund, offers support for the furtherance of the skills and accomplishments of Qatari filmmakers. “The fund is committed to the development of up to four feature films, and the development, production and post-production of up to eight short films annually.

“Feature films developed through the fund are eligible for financial support for production, and one film will be selected for production funding in the following year. Projects are selected through two funding cycles per year,” DFI said.

Short films are eligible for funding valued at up to QR182,500, that includes development, production and post-production funds, mentorship, equipment and production support from DFI which will be working closely with successful applicants throughout these stages. It will also work with each filmmaker to develop and finalise scripts, establish budgets and schedules, secure creative and technical teams and provide mentorship opportunities with industry specialists as required.

Feature film treatments and screenplays at any level of progress are also eligible for development funding valued