October 25-29, 2011 – Doha, Qatar – http://dohafilminstitute.com
CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
“The 2011 DTFF Contemporary World Cinema programme, comprising features and documentaries, will offer audiences a rich variety of cinematic experiences across all film genres: from drama, romance, comedy and thriller to horror and creative documentaries, tackling relevant modern-day issues through an array of unique cinematic approaches.
Films in Competition include new titles from renowned auteurs including, Mika Kaurismäki (Mama Africa), Victor Kossakovsky (¡Vivan las antípodas!) and Pawel Pawlikowski (The Woman in the Fifth), as well as the works of emerging first-time filmmakers such as Hernán Belón (In the Open) and Tolga Karaçelik (Toll Booth), covering wide ranging subjects such as love and loss, pop culture phenomenon, political struggle, immigration and multiculturalism, musical icons, conceptions of identity, and the evolution of creative industries.
Selected features include: Michel Hazanavicius’ black and white silent movie The Artist, which won star Jean Dujardin the prestigious Best Actor Award at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival; Yasemin Şamdereli’s directorial feature film debut Almanya – Welcome To Germany, which opened to rave reviews at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011, and Takashi Shimizu’s unique Japanese 3D horror-comedy Tormented, a film that was produced on a budget of less than £1 million."
ARAB FILM COMPETITION
“Featuring eight world premieres, Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s Arab Film Competition, in its second year, has been expanded and split into two juried segments of narrative and documentary films, with a set of new awards up for grabs including: Best Arab Narrative Feature; Best Arab Narrative Director; Best Narrative Performance Award; Best Arab Documentary Feature; and Best Arab Documentary Director. The Festival will also feature two audience awards; for Best Narrative Film and Best Documentary with cash prizes of USD 100,000 each.”
ARAB FILM COMPETITION: NARRATIVE
A Man of Honor (Jean-Claude Codsi)
Red Heart (Halkawt Mustafa)
How Big Is Your Love (Fatma Zohra Zamoum)
El Shooq / Lust (Khaled El Hagar)
Smuggler’s Songs (Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche) [see below]
Normal (Merzak Allouache)
Omar Killed Me (Roschdy Zem) [see below]
ARAB FILM COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY
Rouge Parole (Elyes Baccar)
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (Rania Stephan)
Yearning (Lina Alabed)
Crayons of Askalan (Laila Hotait Salas)
The Virgin, The Copts and Me (Namir Abdel Messeeh)
Boxing With Her (Latifa Robbana Doghri and Salem Trabelsi)
On the Road to Downtown (Sherif El Bendary)