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Inside DTFF: Day 1

Oct 26, 2010 — Film Festival

Highlights: Day 1
Watch highlights from the first day of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
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Master Kishan at DTFF
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DTFF in association with the Giffoni International Film Festival, the largest kids film festival, hosted a wonderful Giffoni welcoming event on Day 1 of DTFF. They’ve invited six Giffoni international jurors and 60 local jurors, both Qatari’s and expats, and throughout the festival they will watch films, learn about film making, attend panels and have the opportunity to exchange opinions and ideas.

Our aspiring DFI filmmaker Amir Ghonim had the chance to have a quick chat with the youngest professional film director, Master Kishan, who shares his experience so far.


Brigitte Lacombe’s ‘I AM FILM’ Exhibit
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Brigitte Lacombe’s ‘I Am Film’ exhibition opened on Day 1 of DTFF at Katara, home of the Doha Film Institute.

The DFI commissioned exhibit is a celebratory work of Arab filmmakers and talent by world-renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe and her documentarian sister Marian Lacombe. The sisters spent three months travelling across the Middle East and the world to capture intimate portraits of the region’s most emerging and established names in cinema.


Festival 101
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Before the glamour of the red carpet and the opening nights film kicks off, DFI’s education team welcome some of this years students to take look around the festival site.


12:00 Filmmakers Lunch Preview

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DTFF hosted a welcome lunch for filmmakers, actors and industry guests. Among attendees were Salma Hayek Pinault, Adel Imam and Yosra, DTFF’s President of the Jury.


10:00 Preparations for Opening Night

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The final touches are being put on the Katara Open-Air Theatre in preparation for our opening film – Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside The Law. Meanwhile, the press have already begun to arrive at Katara and have high expectations for this year’s festival.


8:30 Katara Tour

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Check out our main location at Katara, our home for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010.

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