The Doha Film Institute will kick off the second edition of Qumra on Friday.
The six day event is intended to support first- and second-time filmmakers from Qatar and around the globe. More than 100 film industry professionals, including directors, producers and script consultants, are expected to attend.
"Qumra presents a very important component in nurturing a film industry in Qatar and the Arab world, and the participation of international industry experts is integral to this initiative," Doha Film Institute CEO Fatma Al Remaihi said. "I would like to thank each of these seasoned professionals for lending their expertise to benefit the participating projects and for being part of the unique creative network that we have cultivated through Qumra."
The event will focus on 33 projects in various stages of film development and will offer filmmakers access to consultations, master classes, one-on-one meetings, tutorials and screenings at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium.
"We have seen many productive and tangible outcomes for the projects that were developed in the first edition of Qumra and I am confident that the connections made between emerging filmmakers and industry mentors in the coming week will contribute to the growth of a more robust regional film industry and benefit the participants far into the future," Remaihi said.