Doha Film Institute presents Qumra, an initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world.

Qumra 2024
1 - 6 March

We are very excited to start announcing our upcoming public programme for this year’s Qumra, which includes incredible Master Classes with internationally acclaimed filmmakers, as well as a showcase of some of the best feature films from this region and beyond, supported by the Doha Film Institute.

As part of Qumra, we have made the following programmes accessible to the public:

Qumra Master Classes
This year’s Qumra Masters are legendary figures in filmmaking whose pioneering efforts and visionary works have helped shape our industry and left an indelible mark in world cinema. These include three-time Palme d’Or Nominee Leos Carax, Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collete, Cannes Grand Prize-winning auteur Claire Denis, five-time Cannes Award Winner Atom Egoyan, two-time Oscar-nominated sound designer Martín Hernández and six-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jim Sheridan.

Our esteemed group of six internationally renowned film luminaries will share their insights in a series of Master Classes that will offer invaluable advice, guidance and inspiration for participating filmmakers, industry professionals and audiences alike.

Qumra Screenings
We are proud to present a selection of eight extraordinary feature-length films from the region and beyond. Our programme for 2024 is a true celebration of the art form, offering insights into different cultures, experiences, and visions that enrich our understanding of the world.

Each supported by the Doha Film Institute, these screenings highlight the institute’s role in championing cinema and reflect our commitment to fostering a dialogue between cultures. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in a journey that spans genres, themes, and geographies—showcasing the power of film to entertain, enlighten, and unite.

Qumra Pass (In-person with full access)
As a member of the public, you can now gain access to our exceptional Qumra programme. With a Qumra Pass, audiences can attend all our Master Classes and Qumra Screenings in-person in Doha. Capacity is strictly limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis—so be sure to book your Qumra Pass soon to avoid disappointment.

Qumra Pass Online (Master Classes only)
Unable to attend in person? With Qumra Pass Online, you can still enjoy our series of inspirational Master Classes via our virtual platform.

Individual Screenings
Only interested in attending the film programme? Tickets to individual in-person screenings are also available. Please check our Qumra Screenings programme for more details.

Join us as we celebrate incredible cinema together!