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I am Film at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010

Adel Imam, Actor
The second edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival starts today and will go on till 30th October. I was intending to go for a few days, but for personal reasons I can't make it. So needless to say, I'm quite gutted as I will miss out on the great outdoor cinema experience  set up for this festival. The complete schedule can be found here and if you are going to this festival, please let me know about your experience.

Besides the film festival and TEDx Doha's Fun and Important evening on 29th October, there is a city wide photography exhibition by the renowned French photographer Brigette Lacombe.

I am Film: Work in Progress” is an ongoing project that has taken Brigitte Lacombe, her sister Marian Lacombe and the Doha Film Institute throughout the Middle East and around the world to begin the first comprehensive photographic documentation of this region’s emerging and iconic cinematic storytellers.

Here's a small selection of photos from this exhibition, it includes talent from Dubai, Ali F Mostafa, Mahmoud Kaabour and Nayla Al Khaja. There are over 100 portraits from this exhibition which can be found here. This project also includes video portraits and I plan to create a separate post featuring some of the videos. For now, check out the video at the end of this post, it's a clip showing behind the the scenes of the printing process of these photos that will be displayed across the city.

I love these portraits, I want Brigitte Lacombe to photograph me!

I also love how this festival has a wide presence across the city of Doha. If you are in Doha this week, have a lovely time!

Alfonso Cuaron, Filmmaker

Ali F Mostafa, Filmmaker

Bader Ben Hirsi, Filmmaker

Hiam Abbas, Actor

Hend Sabry, Actor

Ibrahim El Batout, Filmmaker

Juliette Binoche, Actor

Khaled Abol Naga, Actor

Mohammad Bakri, Actor/Filmmaker and Saleh Bakri, Actor

Mona Wassef, Actor

Nayla Al Khaja and Mahmoud Kaabour, Filmmakers

Rahab Elewaly, Animator/Filmmaker

Shekhar Kapur, Filmmaker

Terry Gilliam, Filmmaker

Yasmine Al Massri and Kais Nashif, Actors

Youssra, Actor


A behind the scenes look at the printing the portraits:


Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2010 

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival announced its line up for this year's festival which is scheduled to run between 26th-30th October. Over 40 movies are in the line up (all listed after the jump) and it's a good mix of Arab and International movies that include shorts, full features and documentaries.

I will share my top recommendations after I research each title over the next few days, so do come back for more. In the meantime, enjoy this promo clip for the Doha Film Institute and world renowned French photographer Brigitte Lacombe’s "I AM FILM" exhibition, which will be launched in on the opening day of festival on 26th October.

Brigitte Lacombe first came to Doha in 2008, then returned in 2009 to attend the first ever Doha Tribeca Film Festival. She was so inspired by the community spirit and filmmaking talent that this year, she and her sister Marion Lacombe, a former journalist travelled the globe to capture over 100 portraits and intimate interviews with some of the world’s most important emerging and iconic cinema talents. Glad to see it includes Dubai favourites Ali Mostafa and Mahmoud Kaabour.


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