Doha Film Institute Qumra


Qumra is an international gathering of creative film professionals designed to contribute to the development of emerging filmmakers from Qatar and around the world, with a special focus on first- and second-time filmmakers. Qumra is presented by the Doha Film Institute - an independent, not-for-profit cultural organisation based in the State of Qatar.

*The Arabic term ‘qumra’ is popularly said to be the origin of the word ‘camera’, and to have been used by the scientist, astronomer and mathematician Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham, 965-c.1040 CE), whose work in optics laid out the principles of the camera obscura.