The Doha Film Institute has set March 19-26, 2014, as the dates for the inaugural edition of the Qumra Doha Film Festival which will focus on first and second-time directors from around the world…
Ajyal Film Festival for the Young
The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort…
The Doha Film Institute has linked up with the Sarajevo Film Festival on a number of new initiatives aimed to increase connections between Arab and European cinema. This year, DFI is set to curate a…
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ROME – The Doha Film Institute is forging stronger ties with Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children as Doha launches its own kiddie fest in November with a similar format. The now reconceived…
ROME — The Doha Film Institute is forging ahead with its new Ajyal Film Festival for the Young, which will run Nov. 26-30 with hundreds of kids from the region as jurors. Five-day kiddie shindig…
The fight over naming rights to Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” continues with an angry letter from Warner Bros. to the Weinstein Co.’s attorney David Boies. In Thursday’s letter, Warner Bros. asserts that…
Though he's produced dozens of films over four decades, you rarely hear producer Jerry Bruckheimer credited as the "auteur" of his distinctive and personal filmography.
In the aftermath of the $27 million Stateside crash landing for "After Earth," Sony has little to do but hope the film works internationally. So, can it? Right now, the outlook seems uncertain, at…
The Doha Film Institute is shifting focus to first- and second-film makers in a reconceived fest structure comprising two separate events, integrated by grants and a year-round film lab. Fest aims to…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences determined Friday that it will officially credit four producers, instead of three, for "The Tree of Life."
Horror helmer Ti West is prepping "The Innkeepers," about the last two staffers of a haunted hotel that's going out of business.