The goals of the Doha Film Institute Grants Programme are to identify new talent, seek out new cinematic voices and discover universally resonant stories.
The Institute’s approach is to champion projects whose thrust is to explore, expand and cultivate authentic storytelling, with a keen interest in propelling forward contemporary work that demonstrates a deep understanding of the specific possibilities of the medium of cinema.
The Programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length projects, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors.
"Baby Mine” (previously known as 'The Trophy’) was awarded $15k short film grant in Spring 2015 – the only narrative short to be awarded in this cycle! We are incredibly grateful for their support that has now carried into the feature.