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Doha Film Institute to screen ‘Made in Qatar’ films for World Cup fans during the Doha Film Experience

Nov 16, 2022

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  • Screenings at M7’s Sky Theater and Qatar Foundation’s Al Khater House will put the spotlight on the country’s homegrown cinema industry supported by the Doha Film Institute
  • Specially curated programme includes festival favourities and award-winners that have been screened at Ajyal’s ever popular Made in Qatar programme over the years

Doha, Qatar; November 16, 2022: Doha Film Institute will give residents and football fans from around the world an opportunity to discover exciting voices from Qatar’s vibrant film industry in the special ‘Made in Qatar’ showcase during the Doha Film Experience, with screenings at M7’s Sky Theatre and Qatar Foundation’s Al Khater House.

The screenings at M7 will be held on Nov. 25 and 26, and Dec. 2 and 3 followed by the screenings at Al Khater House in Qatar Foundation on Dec. 13, 14, 16 and 17.

The special ‘Made in Qatar’ Showcase, part of the Doha Film Experience, is a rich cultural tribute to the nation. The films highlight the thriving cinematic ecosystem of the country to the world and its amazing range of talents, who stand out for their bold vision, creativity and innovative approaches to storytelling.

Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Office of the Doha Film Institute, said: “We are exceptionally proud of the ‘Made in Qatar’ showcase that has been curated as part of the Doha Film Experience. It represents the evolution of Qatar’s vibrant cinematic culture and celebrates home grown talent, and we are excited for visitors to discover the creative talent of our nation. We are honoured to promote these exciting independent voices from our country, and to share globally acclaimed films from Qatar with our community and international guests. These creative expressions in cinema are a glimpse of the bright future of our thriving industry offering visitors perspectives on our nation, our culture, and people.”

‘Made in Qatar’ films screening at M7 include festival favourites and award-winners such as Al-Sit (Sudan, Qatar/2020) by Suzannah Mirghani; Olayan (Qatar/2021) by Khalifa Al-Marri; Red (Qatar/2017) by Kholood Al-Ali; Elevate (Qatar/2017), directed by Hamida Issa; Under Her Skin (Qatar, France, Algeria/2020) by Meriem Mesraoua; Beit Byoot (Jordan, Qatar/2019) by Mayar Hamdan; Smicha (Qatar/2016) by Amal Al-Muftah; Amer: An Arabian Legend (Qatar/2016) by Jassim Al-Rumaihi; Amphitheater (Qatar/2018) by Mahdi Ali Ali; The Bleaching Syndrome (Qatar/2018) by Eiman Mirghani ; Light Sounds (Qatar/2015) by Karem Kamel; Don’t Get Too Comfortable (Yemen, USA, Netherlands, Qatar, UAE/2021) by Shaima Al-Tamimi; Gubgub (Qatar/2018), by Nouf Al Sulaiti and Border (Qatar/2021) by Khalifa Al Thani among others.

The programme at Al Khater House of Qatar Foundation includes And Then They Burn the Sea (Qatar/2021) by Majid Al-Remaihi; 1001 Days (Qatar/2017) by Aisha Al-Jaidah among others. Al Muqana3 (Qatar/2012) by Tarek Abu-Esber; Emsahar (Qatar/2020) by Hassan Al-Jahni; Kashta (Qatar/2016) by A.J. Al Thani; Treasures of the Past (Qatar/2017) by Rawan Al-Nassiri and Nada Bedair; I Am Not My Father (Qatar/2018) by Naif Hassan Al-Malki; Immortalizing Memories (Qatar/2015) by Mostafa Sheshtawy; Embodiment (Qatar/2017) by Khalifa Al-Marri; Under the Lemon Tree (Qatar, Palestine/2020) by Noor Al-Asswad; Hope (Qatar, Indonesia/2020 by Abdulla Mohammed Al-Janahi ; Our Time Is Running Out (Qatar/2017) by Meriem Mesraoua Another and End of the Road (Qatar/2019) by Ahmad Al-Sharif among others.

Taking place over four action-packed weeks, the Doha Film Experience will be held across key venues in the city including M7’s Sky Theatre, Qatar Foundation’s Oxygen Park, and the venues of the D’reesha Performing Arts Festival 2022, the Museum of Islamic Art, Lusail Boulevard, Heenat Salma Farm, Sikkat Wadi Msheireb and Vox Cinemas Doha Festival City. For more information and to book your tickets now, visit

Msheireb Properties, Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums are the Strategic Partners of the Doha Film Experience. TikTok and Year of Culture are the Signature Partners. Darwish Holding is the Main Electronics Provider and 51 East, FNAC, Sony and Leisure (Virtuocity), Qatar Media Corporation and Store 974 are Contributing Partners. Alkalive is the Main Water Sponsor, and M7, MIA, Ministry of Culture, Music Lounge, Qatar Creates, Qatar Theatrical Group, and VOX are the Friends of the Festival. Qommunication is the Social Media Partner. Doha Film Experience is promoted by I Love Qatar and Qatar Living.