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Doha Film Institute, Backer of Six Cannes Pics, Announces New Grant Recipients

14 May 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Doha Film Institute has announced its latest round of grantees comprising 26 projects in various stages from 14 countries. Two of these, plus four recipients of Dfi funding from previous sessions, will have their world premieres at Cannes this year.

The six Dfi-backed pics unspooling across all sections at the fest are: Romanian director Bogdan Mirica’s “Dogs” and Singaporean helmer Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” both in Un Certain Regard; “Divines” by French director Houda Benyamina, in Directors’ Fortnight; Spanish director Oliver Laxe’s “Mimosas” (pictured) and “Tramontane” by Lebanon’s Vatche Boulghourjian, in Critics’ Week.

The Dfi also put some coin into Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Palme d’Or contender “The Salesman,” but not as part of grants program.

Dfi Grants Program funding feature film recipients for Spring 2016 are:

Feature Narrative/Development

Amerli – Yahya Al Allaq (Iraq/Qatar)

Logline: After the destruction of their hometown in northern Iraq, and the murder of their parents, »

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Doha Film Institute awards grants to Lasri, Soueid and Khemir

14 May 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries. 

The Doha Film Institute has announced the latest recipients of its grants programme.

Six of the grantees premiere in Cannes this year: Apprentice and Dogs premiere in Cannes, Divines, in Directors’ Fortnight and Diamond Island, Mimosas and Tramontane in Critics’ Week.

The Dfi also backed Asghar Farhadi’s Palme d’Or contender The Salesman but not as part of grants programme.

“I think it’s testament to the strength of our grants programme, the exciting new filmmakers emerging from our region and beyond, and the high quality of the films we are pleased to be able to support,” said said Fatma Al Remaihi, CEO of the Doha Film Institute.

A total of 26 projects from 14 countries – comprising 13 narrative features, six documentaries, three experimental or essay works and four short films – received funding for development, production or post-production in the spring 2016 funding round.

“The number of established film-makers applying has increased following the opening »

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