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The Doha Film Institute presents the ‘Cinema by the Sea’ series


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The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced its ‘Cinema by the Sea’ at the West Bay Beach, which is situated along the Diplomatic Area, so you can watch outdoor movies by the beach this weekend.

Beginning this week and lasting for three weeks (April 28, May 5, and May 12), the cinema experience will be held every Friday and feature both foreign and local short films.

The outdoor film series is for the entire community to enjoy, DFI stated on its social media accounts. Join us for a fun, family-friendly movie experience on the lovely West Bay Beach.

Children under the age of 12 can enter for free, but a QR30 beach access ticket is necessary in order to see the movie. The animated film Rio (2011) by Carlos Saldanha will be screened on April 28. On May 5, Made in Qatar: Short Films will be screened. Emsahar by Hassan Al Jahni, Hope by Abdulla Al Janahi, Yahoota by Latifa Al Darwish, Khurshid by Mazen Shafea, and Al-Johara by Nora Al Subai are among the programs that will be screened. Additionally, Hayao Miyazaki’s fantasy/adventure film Ponyo (2008) will be screened on May 12.

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The deadline for DFI’s online “First Cut Lab” application is May 6, according to the organization.

The program’s goal is to support editing for three Qatari or MENA-produced fiction or documentary feature films as well as one short film.

The main goal is to highlight the creative potential of the selected rough cuts while also increasing the likelihood that the finished films will be purchased, entered into festivals, and released.

If you’re interested, you must pay a lab fee of QR800 for features and QR400 for shorts. Aranka Matits from the Netherlands, Bob Moore from Canada, Catherine Bizern and Julie Rousson from France, Carla Vulpiani and Teresa Cavina from Italy, Mads K. Mikkelsen from Denmark, Martina Droandi from Austria, and Matthew Takata from the United States are among the industry advisors who serve as mentors for the First Cut Lab.

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Tatino Films established First Cut Lab in 2015 as a consulting service to aid feature films during the editing process. 90 films from all over the world have so far participated in the program.

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