Qumra 2019 will host over 100 international film industry experts who will mentor 36 Qumra projects, mostly helmed by first- and second-time filmmakers. The 2019 Qumra industry delegates include representation from more than 15 leading international film festivals, and executives from some of the world’s leading film production companies, sales and distribution companies, and cultural and funding agencies
International delegates come from Chile to Italy, Canada to Japan and the UK to the USA, among others. Attendees from the region include delegates from Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tukey, Syria and Tunisia.
The Qumra industry programme focuses on 36 projects from 19 countries at various stages of development. The sessions are presented in two strands: tutorials, workshops, consultations and one-on-one meetings for projects still in development; and a series of works-in-progress screenings and feedback sessions for projects in post-production. Qumra covers the script-to-screen journey and beyond, and with the inclusion of VoD and online platforms, filmmakers can look beyond conventional platforms to take their projects to a wider audience.
Qumra 2019 once again offers the general public an opportunity to participate in the programme by purchasing a Qumra Pass that will give them access to Qumra Masterclasses, Qumra Screenings and Qumra Talks. Qumra Pass is open for all citizens and residents of Qatar and the region, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The price for Qumra Pass is QAR500, students and Culture Pass members can purchase it for a discounted price of QAR350.