Cultural Partner

Principal Partner

Training & Development

The Doha Film Institute Training and Development Initiatives nurture filmmakers in an atmosphere of curiosity and inclusivity through two parallel streams that provide opportunities for skills-sharing, feedback and direction from mentors.

In our Workshops and Labs, creative skills are shared in a series of discussions and practical exercises that delve into personal introspection, explore approaches to visual writing, consider various methods of film analysis and provide tangible knowledge in all areas of the filmmaking process.

Creative Consultations with our Development team engage filmmakers with projects in various stages of evolution. After discussing current material with the creators, we provide feedback and bespoke advice on how to make projects ready to take the next step toward completion. If you are interested in these consultations, please email

For general programme enquiries, please email

Our aspiration is to expose filmmakers to the full range of cinematic styles, ideas and approaches in order to situate their work within the broader context of the art of cinema.

We believe that filmmaking is a journey of self-discovery, and our workshops and consultations offer a safe haven for the creative development of an authentic personal voice.

Hezayah Screenwriting Lab
• Session 1: 20 – 24 June 2019
• Session 2: 3 – 7 October 2019
• Session 3: 23 – 27 January 2020
Please note that each session lasts five full days.

History of Cinema and Film Analysis with La Femis Academy - Part I
• 1 – 6 December 2019

History of Cinema and Film Analysis with La Femis Academy - Part II
• 8 – 13 December 2019

Short Script Lab
• 30 January – 6 February, 2020