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.


List of movies showing at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival:

Opening Night Gala
Outside the Law

Arab Film Competition
Grandma, A Thousand Times
Itto Titrit  
Man Without a Cellphone
The Mosque
The Mountain
My Name is Ahlam
Once Upon Our Time
The Quarter of Scarecrows

Arab Short Film Competition
3 Hours
The Fifth Column
A Film
God's Hand

Special Screening
A Throw of Dice - can I just add that I am really, really, really looking forward to this? It's a 1929 silent film with a score by Nitin Sawhney that will be performed live by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you know I LOVE silent movies.

World Panorama
Africa United
Brenda Bilili
Certified Copy
The Conspirator
Here Comes the Rain
Just Like Us
The Kid
Let Me In
The Light Thief
Little Sister
Made in Dagenham
Meek's Cutoff
My Perestroika
Of God and Men
On the Path
The Runway
Tamara Drewe
Tears of Gaza
The Two Escobars
Waiting for Superman

Closing Night Gala
The First Grader