DFI HOSTS QATAR JURORS AT ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Doha Film Institute has underlined its commitment to encouraging cultural exchange through film at the Giffoni Film Festival, the largest children's film festival in Europe, held in Italy.
Celebrating the partnership between Doha Film Institute and Giffoni, six jurors from the inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival were chosen to join the international youth jury of the Giffoni Film Festival. They deliberated on the winners of the 44th edition of the film festival which took place from July 18 – 27.
The six jury members from Qatar included Deema Al Hail, Naji Al Ali, and Ayah Al Ansari, in the 13+ category; and Abdulaziz Al Haddad, Sana Al Ansari, and AbdulKareem Anisetty, in the 16+ section.
The jurors from Qatar joined over 3,500 young people from countries including Italy, Brazil, Croatia, Russia and South Africa. This is the third year that Doha Film Institute has facilitated the attendance of young talents from Qatar at Giffoni.
As part of its presence at Giffoni Film Festival, Doha Film Institute hosted an Iftar for delegates of the Festival, where visitors were provided with insights into local Qatari culture. A showcase of works by Qatar-based filmmakers was also presented, featuring a special programme of short films titled ‘Made in Qatar'.
The second edition of the Ajyal Film Festival will take place from December 1 – 6 at Katara Cultural Village.