Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Just about a week to Doha Tribeca Film Festival, October 29 – Nov 1, 2009!


From its website:

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival will offer an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate cinema, culture, education and community in Qatar. Established and emerging filmmakers, entertainment industry luminaries and the Qatari community will come together in Doha, Qatar’s capital, to take part in an exciting cultural exchange of ideas.

From October 29 to November 1, 2009, filmmakers and shakers from around the world will be welcomed to the stunning festival hub, the year-old Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

In our launch year, DTFF is curating a program slate of 30 feature films, highlighting internationally acclaimed Arab films, plus the best of Hollywood, Bollywood, family films, documentaries, animation and world cinema.

Although we’re not a competition festival this year, DTFF will host an exciting awards ceremony and filmmaker prizes on closing night.

We’re also seriously committed to all year round film appreciation and education. During the festival itself, public workshops and panels will create a unique experience.

While most of the DTFF film festival action will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art and its vast grounds, the cinema buzz will extend to Souk Waqif, hotspot hotels such as the W and Four Seasons, and other choice venues around Doha.

DTFF is a unique partnership between Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) and New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. On QMA’s side is Chair, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QMA’s CEO Abdulla Al Najjar and DTFF Executive Director Amanda Palmer. On Tribeca’s side, are the festival founders, acclaimed Hollywood producer Jane Rosenthal, entrepreneur Craig Hatkoff, and iconic actor, Robert De Niro.

While uniquely Qatari in its identity, DTFF is modeled on the success of Tribeca Film Festival’s dedication to engage the local community and promote and support filmmaking talent.

Visit us regularly at to find a captivating and continually updated collection of videos, photographs and stories about our filmmakers, burgeoning film community, regional workshops and more. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.

Buying a Ticket


1. Visit our film guide and our schedule to pick the films you want to watch.

2. Register for a BLUE BADGE.

3. Visit our box offices at the Cinema center on the 3rd floor of City Center, the Souk, or the Museum of Islamic Art to buy your tickets.

All ticketed events: QR 30 (or just QR 10 each when you present your BLUE BADGE).

Buy your tickets and register for a BLUE BADGE at any of these locations!

Grand Cinecentre Box Office and City Centre, West Bay
Friday, October 16 – Thursday, October 29
Saturday-Thursday:      12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday:                           2:00pm-10:00pm

Museum of Islamic Art Box Office
(located in the museum atrium)

Friday, October 16 – Thursday, October 29
Saturday-Monday:           10:30am-5:30pm*
Wednesday-Thursday:     10:30am-5:30pm*
Fridays:                            2:00pm-8:00pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)

* MIA front gates close at 4:45 PM

The DTFF Mobile Box Office

From Friday, October 16, to Sunday, November 1, the DTFF bus — which features our Mobile Box Office — will be selling tickets throughout Doha.
Check out the DTFF bus schedule to know where the bus will be parked in the coming days


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