About DPCF


The Doha Palestine Cinema Festival brings Palestine’s finest cinema, narratives and culture to a diverse audience in Qatar, with an aim to tell the story of Palestine through cinema. Our films range between narrative, documentary, rare early works and animation, and we celebrate emerging Doha-based filmmakers, whose films are carried on a special 'DPCF Palestine Tour' across the borders (and checkpoints!) in collaboration with local cultural partners in The Holy Land.



We envision a festival that simply brings people together and eliminates borders! Culture, community, education and entertainment are four principles that we stand for at the Doha Palestine Cinema Festival.

Cinema is universal, beyond flags and borders and passports.
— Alejandro González Iñárritu, Film Director

Who We Are

DPCF is an independent community initiative launched in Qatar by a group of cinephiles fond of the art of storytelling. The founders have thorough experience in events management and have strong connections with artists, filmmakers and distributors in the region.


We always thought Doha could use more hubs for independent cinema, especially Arab cinema that has and is being celebrated and awarded in the past decade around the world renowned international festivals, with a great share for Levant.