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Qatar takes
part in Cannes
Film Festival


QNA
Doha
Qatar is taking part in the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival, currently underway in the French city of Cannes, with two Qatari films produced by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).
The Salesman written and directed by celebrated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and co-financed by the Doha Film Institute, will mark its world premiere in the official competition of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Six other films supported by the Doha Film Institute Grants programme have been officially selected to screen in key sections at the prestigious global film event running until May 22.
Showcased in the Directors' Fortnight is Divines (Morocco, France, Qatar), directed by Houda Benyamina. The remaining three DFI grantee films will compete for top honours in the Critics Week, including Mimosas (Spain, Morocco, France, Qatar) by Oliver Laxe; Tramontane (Lebanon, France, the UAE, Qatar) by Vatche Boulghourjian; and Diamond Island (Cambodia, France, Germany, Qatar) by Davy Chou.
As part of Qatar's presence in Cannes, the Doha Film Institute is also presenting a special 'Made in Qatar' showcase of short films at the Cannes' Short Film Corner, a section of the festival dedicated to showcasing films from more than 90 countries to thousands of accredited industry guests, festival selectors and short film industry specialists.

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