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The Doha Tribeca Film Festival will offer an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate cinema, culture, education and community in Qatar. Established and emerging filmmakers, entertainment industry luminaries and the Qatari community will come together in Doha, Qatar's capital, to take part in an exciting cultural exchange of ideas.

From October 29 to November 1, 2009, filmmakers and shakers from around the world will be welcomed to the stunning festival hub, the year-old Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

In our launch year, DTFF is curating a program slate of 30 feature films, highlighting internationally acclaimed Arab films, plus the best of Hollywood, Bollywood, family films, documentaries, animation and world cinema.

Although we're not a competition festival this year, DTFF will host an exciting awards ceremony and filmmaker prizes on closing night.

We're also seriously committed to all year round film appreciation and education. During the festival itself, public workshops and panels will create a unique experience.

While most of the DTFF film festival action will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art and its vast grounds, the cinema buzz will extend to Souk Waqif, hotspot hotels such as the W and Four Seasons, and other choice venues around Doha.

DTFF is a unique partnership between Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) and New York's Tribeca Film Festival. On QMA's side is Chair, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QMA's CEO Abdulla Al Najjar and DTFF Executive Director Amanda Palmer. On Tribeca's side, are the festival founders, acclaimed Hollywood producer Jane Rosenthal, entrepreneur Craig Hatkoff, and iconic actor, Robert De Niro.

While uniquely Qatari in its identity, DTFF is modeled on the success of Tribeca Film Festival’s dedication to engage the local community and promote and support filmmaking talent.

Visit us regularly at DohaTribecaFilm.com to find a captivating and continually updated collection of videos, photographs and stories about our filmmakers, burgeoning film community, regional workshops and more. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.