The Venice Film Festival will present 13 films supported by the Doha Film Institute

The selection includes films from Algeria, Egypt, France, Jordan, Indonesia, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia, highlighting DFI’s support for independent voices in cinema.

The Venice International Film Festival, which kicks off August 31 and runs until September 10, will screen 13 films supported by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).

The festival aims to publicize and promote international cinema in all its forms: art, entertainment and industry.

Highlighting the diversity of DFI’s support for independent voices in film, the selection includes films from Algeria, Egypt, France, Jordan, Indonesia, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

Speaking about the event, Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Managing Director of DFI, said: “We are extremely proud to present 13 diverse films supported by DFI at this year’s Venice Film Festival, underlining our commitment to supporting emerging Arab talents and filmmakers from around the world. the globe. The selection includes daring, independent and avant-garde films from around the world, which are distinguished by the diversity of their themes and the way the filmmakers approach their stories through innovative techniques that push the boundaries of conventional cinema. Their debut in Venice will mark the start of an exciting journey for all of these films, and I congratulate the teams behind them for their inclusion in this prestigious festival.

Selected in the Orizzonti section, an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends is Autobiography (Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Poland, Germany, France, Qatar) led by Makbul Mubarak, and nurtured in Qumra.

Another Qumra project, Nezuh (Syria, Lebanon, Qatar), directed by Soudade Kaadan, was chosen for the Orizzonti Extra selection, which includes up to 10 world works demonstrating original creativity.

the last queen (Algeria, France, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Qatar), also raised in Qumra, is in the official selection of the 19th edition of the Giornate degli Autori, an independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival, modeled on the prestigious “Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of the Cannes Film Festival.

Dirty Difficult Dangerous (France, Lebanon, Germany, Qatar), recipient of the Institute’s 2019 Spring Grants, is also featured in the Official Selection of the Giornate degli Autori in Venice.

Screening at Critics’ Week, a parallel section of the Venice International Film Festival organized by the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) is queens (Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar), directed by Yasmine Benkiran.

Six films supported by the DFI are taking part in the 10th edition of the Final Cut in Venice, a workshop which aims to provide strong support for the production of films from Africa and Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria .

These include InshAllah a boy (Jordan, Egypt, France, Qatar), by Amjad Al Rasheed; Black light (Algeria, France, Qatar) by Karim Bensalah; In the wings (Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, Norway, Qatar) by Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane; A Fidai movie (Palestine, Germany, Qatar) by Kamal Aljafari; Suspended (Lebanon, Qatar), directed by Myriam El Hajj; and land of women (Egypt, France, Denmark, Qatar) by Nada Riyadh.

Two films supported by the Institute are selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market which includes The 67th summer (France, Egypt, Austria, Germany, Qatar) by Abu Bakr Shawky, and 5 seasons of revolution (Syria, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Qatar) by Lina – No Notion Films, Lina.

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