Doha Tribeca fest sets panels, industry talks

Mira Nair, Danny Boyle and R.J. Cutler on the bill

Filmmakers Mira Nair, Danny Boyle, Elia Suleiman and R.J. Cutler and industry execs Lynette Howell, Ken Kamins and Cassian Elwes will be among those participating in film talks and panels at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.

DTFF, a partnership between Tribeca Enterprises and Qatar Museums Authority, runs from Oct. 29-Nov.1 in Doha, Qatar.
The Doha Talks line-up includes a master class with director Danny Boyle; a panel on the new wave of Arab filmmakers, “The New Arab Way”; and two Q&A sessions hosted by fest exec director Amanda Palmer with Mira Nair and Elia Suleiman.

Three “Industry Conversations” will explore the business of entertainment, tackling the topics of documentary filmmaking,  film finance, and production and distribution in the global marketplace. Participants will include Kamins, who was involved in the financing of “The Lord of the Rings”; film agent and financier Elwes; and Howell, producer of “Half Nelson” and “Phoebe in Wonderland.”

 Events are free to DTFF badge holders.

 They include:

-- The New Arab Way: host, Ali Jaafar; participants, Amin Matalq, Chadi Zenedinne, Swel Noury and Marwan Hamed.

-- Up for Debate: The Film Challenge: participants, QatarDebate students; comedians Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid.

-- Documentary Filmmaking: Non-Fiction, Reality and Beyond: moderator, Beadie Finzi; particpants: Julie LeBrocquy, R.J. Cutler, Borut Strel, Giorgia Lo Savio and Liz Mermin.

-- One Big World: Producing and Distributing Independent and International Films in the Global Market:moderator. Geoff Gilmore.

--Financing from Hollywood to Qatar: The New World of Global Production: moderator, Cassian Elwes; participants, Ken Kamins, Frederic Sichler, Tarek Ben Ammar and Lynette Howell.