Doha Film Institute Launched The Football Filmmaking Challenge

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 01 June 2022
Doha Film Institute Launched The Football Filmmaking Challenge

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) and the Doha Film Institute have announced cooperation to establish a 'Football Filmmaking Challenge.' Aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 25 can attend a specialized workshop offered by the Institute to develop short films centered on the theme of football, which will be judged by a special jury.

The 'Football Filmmaking Challenge' is inspired by Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM and will exhibit the world's most popular sport's passion. The filmmaking competition will take place at Katara from May 21 to June 23. This hands-on session will provide a thorough overview of the most important filmmaking tools. Students will acquire all the necessary techniques to make their short films through hands-on exercises, starting with the fundamentals of narrative development and visual storytelling and progressing to film production.

"Hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM in our country brings enormous pride to Qatar and the Arab region and represents an exceptional milestone for each and every one of us," Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, stated. We are thrilled to contribute to the 'Football Filmmaking Challenge,' which will rally enthusiastic filmmakers to record engaging stories from Qatar's many communities, as the nation and the world join in honoring the finest in football. We are not only promoting a love for film and football through this project, but we are also giving a creative platform for young filmmakers to create a collection of short films that we look forward to displaying during the tournament."

"The Qatar Football Association (QFA) is always looking for innovative ideas that represent an addition to Qatari football in general and to support our national teams in particular," Khalid Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Director of the Qatar Football Association's Marketing and Communications Department, said. We look forward to delivering content that enriches filmmaking and communicates our enthusiasm for football with this new step to join the Doha Film Institute (DFI) in unique cooperation."

"To begin, a workshop for short film creators aged 18 to 25 years old will be organized as part of a DFI competition on the theme of football, to assist them in developing their short films as part of this challenge." The winners will be chosen by a professional jury who will analyze the films."

"Our country's hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM later this year, which will also be our national team's first-ever World Cup appearance, will open doors and expand opportunities for the creative minds of our youth who have a passion for football, encouraging them to present their inspirational stories on our national team, Qatari football, and football as a sport in general, encouraging them to present their inspirational stories on our national team, Qatari football, and football as a sport in general." We are confident that these films will demonstrate a high level of expertise and production quality, leaving a lasting impression that these films mark a new era in football-themed short films."

"I am grateful for this partnership with the Doha Film Institute, and perhaps this first collaboration will serve as the foundation for future activities and innovative ideas, especially since these types of initiatives and partnerships are part of the Qatar Football Association's commitment to the community, its social responsibility, and its active role in enriching sports activities across the country and achieving many common humanitarian and societal goals," he said.

The 'Football Filmmaking Challenge' is based on short film concepts that must express the filmmaker's passion for both film and football. Selected candidates will undergo intensive seminars on several aspects of short filmmaking at the Doha Film Institute, supervised by specialists. They will be assisted in completing their projects from writing to screen. The many films produced will be judged on a variety of factors, including creativity, subject matter, and filmmaking style.

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