DFI chief recognised in Varietys global womens list

Yet another Qatari woman has made history, and on this occasion, just in time for International Womens Day. Doha Film Institutes DFI CEO Fatma Hassan Alremaihi has been selected by Variety magazine as part of this years Womens Impact Report. The news was announced on Instagram by Doha Film Institutes Chairperson Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Congratulations to Doha Film Institute CEO Fatma Hassan Alremaihi who has been selected for the second time by Variety as part of this years Womens Impact Report, for her integral role in realising DFIs vision to support underrepresented cinematic voices, particularly those of women who now account for roughly 48 of its supported projects to date, Sheikha Al Mayassa said on Saturday. In an article published on Thursday by the popular magazine, several women from around the world were listed to mark the International Womens Day on March 8. Titled From Maria Bakalova to Hikari. Women That Have Made an Impact in Global Entertainment, the article made mention of Alremaihi for her efforts in DFI as it continues to grow as a key Arab cinema incubator and gives a voice to female filmmakers from the region. Read also. Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture events unveiledAccording to a recent Sorbonne University study, 41 of DFI-supported films that screened at major global film festivals were directed by women, a higher percentage than those from any other major funding entity, the report mentioned. Through DFI, Qatari and Arab women continue to break glass ceilings in various fields. Several works have been recognised by international film festivals. We just focus on talent and storytelling, which has enabled us to support a lot of female filmmakers, Alremaihi was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, Sheikha Al Mayassa said . I look forward to witnessing more and more DFI-supported works by brilliant filmmakers from MENA and beyond who deserve a chance to be heard.

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