We regret to inform you that the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival has been cancelled for 2017.  

 

Northwestern University in Qatar is looking to revamp this event and hopes to hold a film festival in the fall of 2017. We will update this website as new details become available.

 

 

The mission of the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival is to encourage the production of films that inspire, educate and engage around issues, both global and local. The THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival seeks to help put a human face on contemporary issues facing the world today, and to develop a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the cinematic arts. The Film Festival is open to high school students grades 8-12. 

 

 A full program description can be found in the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival Handbook.

 

 

Submission

 Information on the 2017 Film Festival will be posted in late spring, 2016.

 

For more information, please contact the THIMUN Office at thimunqatar@qf.org.qa for further assistance.

  

Contest Rules

 

Please read all contest rules carefully.  You can download the rules from the link below. All films must be submitted with an entry form.

 

Handbook

Submission Rules

Interview Consent Form

 

Prize Categories 

 

Best Picture

All elements in the movie bring a powerful emotional impact which convincingly conveys the message of the film. The film leaves a lasting impression.

 

Best National Picture

Directed by a student attending a school located in the State of Qatar. All elements in the movie bring a powerful emotional impact which convincingly conveys the message of the film.  The film leaves a lasting impression.

Best Story
The film has a developed coherent storyline. The characters enhance the message of the film and make a connection with the audience.


Best Cinematography
The film has an overall visual impact with regard to lighting, photography, and framing. The visual elements help tell the story.


Best Sound
The music, sound effects and sound levels helps convey the message of the film.


Best Editing
All elements exhibit a high level of editing skills which helps convey the message of the film.


Best Poster
The poster has an overall visual impact incorporating the title of the film and key elements of the story. The use of visual graphics, lighting and framing demonstrate a high level of skill.


People’s Choice Award
The film that receives the most votes as the best picture from on-line and audience voting.

 

Best Junior Film

All elements in the movie bring a powerful emotional impact which convincingly conveys the message of the film. The film maker must be 14 or under at the time of the film's submission.