Doha Film Institute Announces The 2024 Qumra Masters

Emma Hodgson   |   05-02-2024

Doha Film Institute has announced its selection of five internationally renowned film visionaries who will serve as Qumra Masters for its tenth annual industry incubator event to be held from 1–6 March 2024. 

 Qumra is one of the world’s few standalone events designed to provide emerging filmmakers with the unmatched opportunity to be mentored by global cinematic masters and industry experts while also offering networking and collaboration opportunities with film industry professionals.

At the heart of the project’s programme are the Qumra Masters, luminaries in cinema who provide one-on-one mentorship to participating filmmakers—providing insights that help them elevate their craft, improve their projects, and enhance the overall script-to-screen experience.

This year, Doha Film Institute is welcoming acclaimed filmmakers— Leos Carax, Claire Denis, Atom Egoyan, Martín Hernández, and Jim Sheridan, as 2024 Qumra Masters, who will share their directorial expertise with Qumra delegates and registered participants.

More details of Qumra 2024, including specific events and activities, will be announced soon. This year, several programmes have been made accessible to the public, including the Qumra Master Classes, and Qumra Screenings, which present a selection of remarkable feature-length films from the region and beyond supported by the Institute.

With a Qumra Pass, audiences can attend all the Master Classes and Qumra Screenings in person in Doha. Capacity is strictly limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Qumra Pass Online is another opportunity to attend the inspirational Qumra Masterclasses online. Additionally, tickets to individual in-person screenings are also available.

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