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DTFF Announces Contest to Fly One Family to World Premiere of “Shrek Forever After” in New York

Apr 07, 2010 — Film Festival

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is set to fly one lucky family from Qatar to New York later this month to attend a Special Family screening of Shrek Forever After’.

The highly anticipated new comedy is “The Final Chapter” in the adventures of the beloved ogre, Shrek, and the first of the series to be presented in 3-D. “Shrek Forever After,” which is directed by Mike Mitchell, stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas will premiere on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 and open the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

DTFF will host a special family friendly screening of the anticipated movie where children will have the chance to walk the green carpet, interact with characters and indulge in some of Shrek’s favourite treats.

As part of its ongoing work to nurture and support interest in film in Qatar, DTFF has arranged a special contest for families, giving the winning family a once in a lifetime trip to New York to be part of this very special event.

Engaging the Qatari community in both local and international events is one of the goals of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. In the past year, DTFF has offered an array of film-related and critically acclaimed film experiences in Qatar, and this is its first opportunity to provide a family the chance to be among the first in the world to enjoy this international and fun-filled experience.

Amanda Palmer, DTFF’s Executive Director said “Doha Tribeca Film Festival is so excited to be hosting a special family friendly screening of “Shrek Forever After” in New York. This is one of five special film events DTFF is co-hosting with our cultural partners, the Tribeca Film Festival, and we hope events like these will bring audiences and filmmakers together to share in the magic of film.

To enter the contest, families should email familytrip@dohatribecafilm.com with their names, ages, contact details, and an answer to the following question in 100 words or less: If Shrek were to come to Qatar, what adventures would he have? The competition is open to families who are resident in Qatar, who have children between 2 and 12 years of age and who are able to travel to America in April. Up to two adults and two children will be flown to New York as part of the winning prize.

DTFF’s contest closes on Wednesday, 7 April at 5:00pm.

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About DTFF

Doha Tribeca Film Festival was launched in 2009. DTFF was Doha’s first international film festival to celebrate the best of Arabic and international cinema. Its ongoing aim will be to inspire, engage and educate a new generation of cinema appreciation locally; discover, mentor and fund regional filmmaking talent; foster a community through art and entertainment; and encourage open discussion and debate. The 2010 edition of DTFF will run from 26-30 October.