doha: moviemania

affiliated to its namesake in new york, the doha tribeca film festival also is a celebration of all things cinematic, but with a middle eastern touch. held oct 26-30 at four venues in doha, it features over 40 films in four distinctive categories: the arab film competition, world panorama, special screenings and the arab short film competition. this year's jury is presided over by egyptian actress yosra el lozy and further includes actors salma hayek-pinault, nick moran, bhavna talwar and director danis tanović. the festival's opening film is hors la loi [2010] by algerian director rachid bouchareb. next to film screenings, various talks and other related events are held. click [here] to view the screening program. main location: katara, al istiqlal street [west bay].