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Doha Film Institute announces recipients of filmmakers fund

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Published: Sun 28 Apr 2013, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:09 AM

DOHA FILM INSTITUTE (DFI) has selected four filmmakers from the GCC region for the first cycle of its ‘Hazawi Fund’ to provide financial and training support to accomplish their short film projects.

An initiative of DFI’s Gulf Film Development, which focuses on film education, training and support to emerging and established filmmakers in the region, the inaugural Hazawi Fund will finance each of the selected projects.

The four filmmakers selected are: Nayla Al Khaja (UAE) for the movie Three; Shahad Ameen (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) for Eye and Mermaid; Faisal Al Duwaisan (Kuwait) for A Dream; and Ann Sobel & Aisha Al Muqla (Qatari Resident, Bahrain) for Shway Shway, Shoo Shoo!

Selected from script submissions received from across the GCC, the four filmmakers will shoot their short films in Qatar over the coming three months.

The films will have the opportunity to be screened at DFI‘s festival and year-round screenings. The shorts will be also submitted to other regional and international festivals.

Submissions for the next cycle of Hazawi Fund will be open to filmmakers in the Gulf in June 2013.

Applicants can visit for more details on submission requirements.

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