Doha Film Institute Qumra


The Qumra Industry event 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.