Thursday, December 3, 2015

Doha Film Institute-Supported Projects Win Top Honors at 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Two films supported by the Doha Film Institute have won top honors at the ninth Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), which recognize and promote the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia Pacific region. "The Idol" (Palestine, UK, Qatar, The Netherlands; 2015) directed by Academy Award-nominated Hany Abu-Assad, and co-financed by the Doha Film Institute, won the APSA UNESCO Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion and preservation of cultural diversity through film. "The Idol" was the opening gala of the Doha Film Institute’s third Ajyal Youth Film Festival earlier this week, with both Abu-Assad and Arab Idol...

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