MASTERS OF CINEMA
Doha Film Institute announces Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Alexsandr Sokurov as Qumra Masters, who along with previously announced Qumra Masters Naomi Kawase and Lucrecia Martel are confirmed to participate in the second edition of the event.
To be held between March 4 and 9, Qumra is dedicated to fostering the works of first and second-time filmmakers with the Masters leading a series of classes and one-onone advisory sessions with participating Qumra projects and industry professionals from around the world. A selection of films by these legendary filmmakers will also be screened for Doha audiences during the event. In addition to representatives from the 30 projects from Qatar, the MENA region and around the world whose projects are mentored through the initiative, members of the local and regional creative industries are also invited to participate in Qumra, where they will have the opportunity to attend a series of networking events, Qumra Master Classes, and daily screenings of films by the Qumra Masters and recipients of funding from the Institute, followed by question-and-answer sessions.