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Doha Film Institute funds 27 projects

Recipients include filmmaker from Kurdish Iraq

DOHA, Qatar

Twenty-seven film projects from the Middle East and North Africa have been granted funding by the Doha Film Institute, the cultural and education arm of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through Nov. 24.

The coin, part of DFI’s fall grants session, were selected from a record 211 applicants, and will aid filmmakers from across the Arab world. In addition to recipients from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan and Syria, this year marks the first-ever grant for a filmmaker from Kurdish Iraq.

Paul Miller, head of film financing at DFI, called the recipients a “blend of new and established filmmakers,” who “really depict the passion and determination of filmmakers in this region to tell their own authentic stories.”

Among this grant session’s recipients are 11 feature films, five short films, nine feature documentaries and two experimental feature films.

DFI runs two fund-raising sessions each year; the spring 2013 session will open in December, with results announced at next year’s Cannes film fest.

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