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39 movies to be shown at Doha Film Festival.

Summary: The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) will showcase 21 films in the Contemporary World Cinema section and 12 special screenings at its fourth edition to be held from November 17 - 24, 2012.

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) will showcase 21 films in the Contemporary World Cinema section and 12 special screenings at its fourth edition to be held from November 17 - 24, 2012.

With representation from 30 countries, this year, programme will feature 29 Middle East and North Africa premieres. The films have been drawn from across the world with representation from both established markets such as France, Germany, India, Iran, United Kingdom, China and the the USA and Festival debutants including Kazakhstan, Senegal, Ethiopia and Iceland.

"The selection of films from around the world this year underlines our commitment to bringing the best of local, regional, and international cinema for our community. Through this powerful showcase, audiences can access some of the most sought-after movies in one destination. The films will also appeal to the multicultural population of Doha, further reiterating our mandate to create a truly community-centred festival," said Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, DTFF Vice Chair.

Under the special screenings programme, the DTFF will show Toronto International Film Festival's 2012 Audience Award winner, David O. Russell's 'Silver Lining Playbook' (US) featuring Robert De Niro. Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths' (US) is set to play amongst other great titles including the late Yash Chopra's parting gift to lovers of Bollywood cinema 'Till I Breath This Life' (India). The week longfestival comes to a close with the screening of Peter Ramsey's 'Rise of the Guardians 3D', an animated fantasy adventure based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series.

DTFF 2012 will also host complimentary beach screenings for the local community.

Underlining the top-notch programming of the festival, six of the selected Contemporary World Cinema titles are official country selections for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2013. The Contemporary World Cinema line-up brings some of this year's most poignant tales to Doha including Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, winner of 'The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary' at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Ludmila Cvikova, Head of International Programming at DFI, said; "We are very pleased with the final selection of international films at DTFF 2012 which we think includes the right balance of auteurs and acknowledged filmmakers. --news@khaleejtimes.com

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 1, 2012
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