23 November 2012 1:58 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Doha, Qatar (November 22, 2012): The 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival (Dtff), the annual cultural event of Doha Film Institute (Dfi) tonight announced the winner of its Arab Film Competition, the region’s only dedicated competition for Arab talent. The winners were feted at a special ceremony held at Al Rayyan Theatre. With total prize money of over Us$440,000, the Arab Film Competition had its largest selection of 27 films this year, comprising seven documentaries, seven narrative features and 13 shorts from 10 Arab countries, including first time entries to the competition from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz Al-Khater, CEO of the Doha Film Institute, said: “We had set stringent quality standards for the Arab Film Competition this year – from the short-listing process to evaluation. We congratulate the winners as well as every filmmaker who has been part of this amazing cinema journey, marked by several compelling portraits of how Arab filmmakers react to »

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