As the 2021’s Capital of Culture in the Islamic World, Doha is hosting a short film competition highlighting Qatar’s extraordinary museums.
The competition is rooted in Doha’s profound faith in the role of cinema and the audiovisual realm in social and cultural development, as well as its intention to push the perspectives and thoughts of audiences into the limelight, portray an earnest image of our communities, and raise awareness about different aspects of our lives. Through the competition, filmmakers from Doha will be empowered to express and share the city’s most notable cultural aspects and their potential to create an inspiring, creative global impact that makes Doha truly stand out as the 2021’s Capital of Culture in the Islamic World.
Sponsored by Qatar Museums; Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science; and the Doha Film Institute, in collaboration with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the competition is an opportunity to discover and highlight emerging talents while shining a light on the significance of cultural heritage and appreciation for the identity of all nations.
The three films that best highlight the culture in Doha through Qatar’s museums will be announced as winners. The films must strive to embody innovation, talent, and creative skills in visual arts and storytelling. To participate, please follow the instructions and rules outlined below.
How to Participate
Step One: Register to enter
Be sure to indicate whether or not you plan to film at any of Qatar's museums or cultural sites so that you may request a permit. Registered participants will receive a permit that they must have on them at all times during filming to avoid legal accountability.