Training & Development

Football Filmmaking Challenge!

Football Filmmaking Challenge!

DFI is excited to announce our upcoming filmmaking challenge in partnership with Qatar Football Association.

Drawing inspiration from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, we are inviting budding filmmakers to join us for a workshop to create their very own short film about the beautiful game.

This hands-on workshop will be a well-rounded introduction to the essential tools of filmmaking. Through practical and exciting exercises, students will learn all the essential techniques required to make their own short film, starting with the basic elements of narrative development and visual storytelling—to the film's actual production.

The initiative will be run by a dedicated team from Doha Film Institute with expertise across a broad range of filmmaking. Students will work individually on their projects during the workshop and will be given the opportunity to film at famous landmarks throughout Doha. Completed films will then be screened during our World Cup celebrations at our popular drive-in cinema at Lusail.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for your chance to share your footballing stories with the world in 2022!

Start Date: 21 May 2022
Ability Level: Intermediate
Age group: 18 – 25 years old
Dates: 21 May – 23 June 2022
(Classes on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday)

Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 2 PM – 4 PM

To apply, submit a brief document telling us about yourself and your idea for your film by email to before 17 May 2022.