Tribeca opens in Doha

Film makers praise festival's funding strategy.
Salma Hayek steps out in Doha last night.
Salma Hayek steps out in Doha last night.


Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF 2010) opened last night at the Opera House in Katara.

A host of celebrities, including Salma Hayek-Pinault, who is sitting on the inaugural jury at this year’s event, attended the opening gala. The event also saw the screening of the Outside the Law by French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb.

French-Algerian Bouchareb, director of two Academy Award-nominated films, will offer a master class at the festival discussing his role in exploring 20th century French-Algerian history.
Hayak is joined on the jury by English actor, writer and director Nick Moran; Indian director Bhavna Talwar and Bosnian screenwriter and director of the Academy Award winning No Man's Land, Danis Tanovic.

Hayek said: "The festival is impressive and Doha is a great home for film and art. I'm privileged to participate in this festival as member of the jury."

Mahmoud Kaabour, director of Grandma, which was funded by DFI, added: "Doha Film Institute is doing an excellent initiative in investing in films and at the same time showing films from around the world. Not all festivals are doing this."

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