Updated 23 May 2022
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Doha Film Institute selects inspiring projects for grants

Doha Film Institute selects inspiring projects for grants

The Doha Film Institute took to the Cannes Film Festival to announce that 44 international projects will receive grants in its spring 2022 cycle. Read on for six of the upcoming titles that will receive support from the organization.


  • ‘Feet’

    The feature-length narrative film by Mahdi Ali Ali explores the lives of two individuals in respectable careers — a ballerina and a footballer.


  • ‘The Other Wife’

    Director Meriem Mesraoua essays the life of protagonist Salima, who is confronted with the fragility of her marriage and takes extreme measures to preserve her image in the public eye.


  • ‘Mary’

    This short film by Abdulaziz Khashabi and Abdulla Al-Janahi is about a 65-year-old housewife who lives with her beloved 70-year-old husband, Robert, and their lazy cat.


  • ‘Kinship’

    Another short, this film by Ali Al-Hajri sees a man come face-to-face with his past following the birth of his child.


  • ‘Plan 75’

    Set in a Japan of the near future, this feature film by Chie Hayakawa follows the story of a government program that encourages senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanized.


  • ‘Rapture’

    Directed by Dominic Megam Sangma, the fear of child kidnappers grips a village in this feature film.