The Doha Film Institute has released the film experts who will participate in the Qumra Film Forum in Doha, Qatar. The announcement of the list of experts came on the sidelines of the Berlin International Film Festival 2023.
And in a statement, the Doha Film Institute – a copy of which Al Dialogue received – announced the list of Qumra experts this year, and it includes the British novelist, screenwriter and director. Sir Christopher Hampton Winner of Oscars and BAFTA Awards (The Parent, Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement); AndDavid Parfitt Oscar-winning theatre, film and television producer (The Parent, Shakespeare in Love, My Week with Marilyn, Vincent’s Lover); AndJacqueline West the four-Oscar-nominated fashion designer (Dune, The Revenant, The Perplexing Case of Benjamin Button); and Scottish filmmaker Lynn Ramsey Cannes winner (We Gotta Talk About Kevin, You’ve Never Been Here, The Ratcatcher); And the famous British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom Winner of the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards at the Berlin Film Festival (The Road to Guantanamo, A Mighty Heart, Welcome to Sarajevo).
Experts will provide seminars for emerging filmmakers from the region and the world, an opportunity for creative development, and important mentorship. Within detailed training programs led by international film experts, as well as meetings with industry professionals from March 10 to 15, 2023.
Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, CEO of the Doha Film Institute, said: “We are honored to welcome five outstanding and exceptional movie stars, each with their own unique cinematic style, to be Qumra Experts for this edition. The guidance and directions that these experts will provide will be an important pillar for the success of the participating filmmakers and their projects.”
She added, “Through the innovative hybrid approach, we will be able to enhance the personal connection essential to the filmmaking process while providing filmmakers with the opportunity to broaden discussions through online sessions. We are delighted to develop the work of these promising talents and are confident that they will follow in the footsteps of their previous Qumra counterparts who have worked their way up to global acclaim. This edition of Qumra will continue its distinguished presence as a unique and important platform for prominent voices and influential stories in Arab and international cinema.”
Elia Suleiman, Artistic Advisor to the Doha Film Institute, said: “The experts at Qumra 2023 are some of the brightest figures in the world of cinema, with unique approaches and approaches to filmmaking that benefit participants throughout their creative journey. Qumra experts have established their own distinctive approach to cinema, and as such, they are exceptional filmmakers who provide unique insights into their craft and set the foundations that raise the standards of world cinema.”
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