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Doha supports upcoming films by Mounia Akl, Scandar Copti and Bassel Ghandour

Qatar gives grants to TV and two web series for the first time.

The Doha Film Institute (Dfi) has announced the latest round of 38 projects to be supported under its autumn 2018 grants cycle.

Among the grantees is Lebanese filmmaker Mounia Akl who won Dfi funding for her upcoming film Costa Brava Lebanon about a family whose idyllic mountain retreat home is blighted when the government decides to build a landfill by their home. It was one of seven projects hailing from Lebanon.

Other grantees included Palestinian director Laila Abbas’s comedy-drama Barzakh about two sisters who hide their father’s

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