Doha Film Institute’s Qumra Event Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Doha Film Institute’s Qumra Event Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns
The Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event dedicated to fostering fresh Arab film fare through high-caliber mentorships and curated networking with a select group of top industry executives has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

“Although this is an extremely important event for our community and participants, the wellbeing of the residents and visitors to Qatar remains our first priority,” organizers announced on Tuesday in a statement.

“The 46 selected projects remain a priority for the Dfi this year,” the statement added.

“We will work internally to find solutions to best support them through this period of new challenges and will inform you of opportunities where you can contribute to the success of this year’s selected projects,” it said.

Directors Claire Denis, James Gray, and Jessica Hausner, as well as Oscar-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael and sound designer Mark A. Mangini had been slated to attend Qumra’s 2020 edition that was
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