Film Festival: Directors, are you ready?

My name is Mohammed Al-Malek, I am a writer/filmmaker/photographer, but first and foremost an IB student in Qatar Academy. I am also the Student Head for THIMUN Qatar’s Film Festival for the year 2014. My passion for cinema expanded my knowledge and introduced me to the world of filmmaking. Since 2009, I’ve been getting involved in different productions and working on several local film sets. Here is some information I want to share with you regarding the upcoming Film Festival.

FilmFestival_755_awards THIMUN Qatar Film Festival aims to provide venues and distribution support for high school students to showcase their work to a wider audience. It also strives to provide support to students by featuring workshops with industry professionals offering educational opportunities for both filmmakers and film enthusiasts to encourage the art and appreciation of film.

Films can either be submitted through our online system or instead mail the film files to the following address in a Thumb-drive or a DVD.

THIMUN Qatar c/o Qatar Academy

PO Box 1129, Al Lugta Street

Doha, Qatar   (+974) 4454-2014

 Films will be accepted starting from December 1  up until February 14, 2015. 

The Film festival also offers an early registration contest. Any students who intent to submit a film before January 15th, will be eligible to enter into a draw for a free Apple iPad.

The website has a number of resources to help you get started, including:

Handbook, Submission Rules, Entry Form, Non-copyright Music Sites, Instructional Videos, Release forms, Storyboard Templates, Construction Ideas and Sample Student Documentaries.

Just visit this link: – http://qatar.thimun.org/index.php/film-festival/support-materials

This page is designed to provide interested filmmakers with educational materials to help make a film of excellence.