The fifth edition of Qumra – an annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute that provides mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for first- and second-time filmmakers – concluded with a frank and witty masterclass by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher
The fifth edition of Qumra, Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) one-of-a-kind initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for the next generation of filmmakers from Qatar and around the world, opened Friday.
Academy Award winning Mexican production designer Eugenio Caballero and Italian writer and director Alice Rohrwacher, have been confirmed as additional Masters in the fifth edition of the Doha Film Institute’s Qumra, to be held from March 15 to 20.
The fourth edition of Qumra, the annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) that focuses on building new voices in cinema, concluded with an inspiring masterclass by Qumra Master Sandy Powell.
The third edition of Qumra will host more than 100 international film industry experts, including festival directors and producers, among others, during the six-day event which begins tomorrow at Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art.
The master class by award-winning Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase at Qumra evolved as a spiritual and philosophical journey into her life and outlook, as she highlighted her experience of making films after being challenged by the two existential questions: “Who am I?” and “What is my purpose?”.