The Funders
Fatma Al Remaihi
CEO of Doha Film Institute
Khalil Benkirane
Head of Grant Unit of DFI
Despite budget cuts and a political crisis that has seen Qatar blockaded by its neighbours, DFI is still one of world’s biggest funds, supporting films of all nationalities including Arab ones. Morocco-born Khalil is the key player here in terms of identifying quality projects to invest in – a role where he applies considerable analysis in the search for those that expand authentic storytelling.