The Fourth Annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight with the Middle East premiere of Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. VIPs will watch the film at Souq Waqif, but most of the crowd will be at Katara Cultural Village.
Steer clear of those two places if you’re not attending.
If you are, or going to any other screenings this week (the festival runs from Nov. 17 to 24), read on for some last-minute helpful tips.
And find more about what films will be on show, DTFF’s plans for family-friendly events and other information here.
First and foremost, DFI’s website says tickets are still available for tonight’s premiere.
Keep in mind that admission is only guaranteed to ticket-holders who are in line 30 minutes before screenings start. Online sales will be discontinued an hour before the program begins and the box office closes down 30 minutes prior to the movie.
For sold-out shows, including Friday’s screening of the Reluctant Fundamentalist, there will be rush sales, which begin 45 minutes before the screening. For rush sales, tickets are not guaranteed, can be purchased with cash only and are limited to one ticket per person.
Parking will be available at all three film venues, but spots are limited.
At Katara, festival parking is available at the underground garage (drive past Exhibition Center roundabout and take a right) or in the public parking area (there will be signs to follow). Shuttles will transport film-goers to venues, doing a loop every 15 minutes.
At Souq Waqif, festival parking is available at the Royals Mosque Parking area accessed from Al Rayyan Road, west of the Souq.
At the Museum of Islamic Art, park east of the main road as you enter the parking lot.
DFI has organized three shuttle routes, with the main origin point at Katara:
- Red Line: Katara Public Parking → Katara Opera House → Sony Open-Air Cinema → Katara Public Parking
- Blue Line: St. Regis Hotel → Katara Opera House → The W Hotel→ Museum of Islamic Art → Al Jasra/Musheireb Hotels → Al Rayyan Theatre → Al Najada Hotel → St. Regis Hotel
- Yellow Line: Al Jasra/Musheireb Hotels → Al Rayyan Theatre → Al Najada Hotel → Museum of Islamic Art → The W Hotel → Katara Opera House → St. Regis Hotel → Al Jasra/Musheireb Hotels
More details here:
Android and iPhone users can avail themselves of an application that keeps them updated on festival events, connects them with other attendees and presents daily challenges to win prizes. Download it here.
Who’s going tonight?
Credit: Photo of outdoor MIA screening theater by Omar Chatriwala