Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Doha Film Institute Unveils First Two Masters as Qumra Enters 2nd Year

Qumra means “camera” in Arabic, and this word can be traced back to Arabic scientist, astronomer and mathematician Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham, 965-c.1040 CE), whose work in optics laid out the principles of the camera obscura. And now a new experiment is taking place for the second year. Designed for first and second time filmmakers, somewhat similar to Mexico’s first such event which I attended last month, Pueblo Magico , the Qumra Industry Manager, Ali Khechen has close ties to Mexico, having worked for seven years with Guanajuato Film Festival and a good friend of Pueblo Magico’s Flavio Florencio. Read more about the first edition of...

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