Qatar to postpone the new Qumra Film Festival

Qatar to postpone the new Qumra Film Festival

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Film Festival set to be postponed until 2015 due to speculations the DFI over spent on Ajyal Youth Film Festival

The new film festival in Qatar was due to replace Robert De Niro's world famous Tribeca Film Festival in New York this year, but it has been postponed. The Doha Film Institute are cancelling the replacement Film Festival until 2015, which would have been the first for Qumra.

In a statement give to Screen International a spokesperson for Doha Film Institute has said:

"Following the success of the inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival by the Doha Film Institute, which was marked by an unprecedented community involvement in film appreciation and education, the Institute is realigning its objectives for 2014."

"We have decided to reschedule Qumra Doha Film Festival to 2015. This new timeframe enables us to better target our resources and provide increased educational and financing opportunities to support global storytelling, nurture upcoming talent and enhance film appreciation both regionally and internationally."