10 FILMS SUPPORTED BY DOHA FILM INSTITUTE AT ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL

Doha, Ten films from across the world supported by the Doha Film Institute have been chosen for the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam, one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, being held till Feb 5, 2017.

This marks the largest to date contingent of films supported by Qatar to be screened at the renowned festival that curates a high quality line-up of fiction and documentary films, short films and media art.

Two feature narratives have been selected for in-competition programmes including the prestigious Harvest in Hivos Tiger and Bright Future Award, while a short experimental film screens in the Picture Palestine segment.

Fatma Al Remaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said: “This is truly historic as 10 films supported by the Institute are marking their presence at the prestigious Rotterdam festival.

“The selection underlines our commitment to supporting high-quality projects both from the Arab world and globally.

“Over the past years, we have seen a remarkable increase in the number of films supported by the Institute making headlines at international festivals.

“We will continue to encourage emerging talents who make impressive contributions to film, thereby enhancing the pride of the Institute and Qatar.”

Chosen for the Harvest in Hivos Tiger Competition is Rey (Chile, France, Netherlands, Germany, Qatar/ 2017), directed by Niles Atallah.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK