Doha, Qatar – Media City Qatar (MCQ) proudly announces its collaboration with Qatar Museums for the exhibition, “Your Ghosts Are Mine: Expanded Cinemas, Amplified Voices,” at the renowned Venice Biennale, the art world’s most prestigious festival.

Displayed at ACP–Palazzo Franchetti from 20th April to 24th November 2024, the exhibition features over 40 works by diverse directors from the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. These cinematic narratives delve into contemporary themes of community, memory, transnationalism, and displacement.

Media City Qatar is honored to support this significant showcase, providing a platform for filmmakers from Qatar, the Arab world, and beyond. As a hub for media innovation in Doha, Media City Qatar is dedicated to nurturing talent and fostering creativity across various sectors, including broadcasting, digital publishing, gaming, and emerging technologies like AI.

H.E. Sheikh Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Chairman of Media City Qatar, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “At Media City Qatar, we are committed to empowering creators and facilitating their success. We are proud to partner with Qatar Museums and Doha Film Institute for this prestigious exhibition, amplifying the artistic voices of filmmakers from Qatar and neighboring countries on the global stage of the Venice Biennale.”

Produced by Qatar Museums and co-organized by Doha Film Institute, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and the future Art Mill Museum in Doha, in collaboration with ACP Art Capital Partners, the exhibition embodies the cultural richness and creative vibrancy of the region.

About Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums (QM), the nation's preeminent institution for art and culture, provides authentic and inspiring cultural experiences through a growing network of museums, heritage sites, festivals, public art installations, and programmes. QM preserves, restores, and expands the nation's cultural offerings and historical sites, sharing art and culture from Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region with the world and enriching the lives of citizens, residents, and visitors. Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and led by its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM has made Qatar a vibrant centre for the arts, culture, and education in the Middle East and beyond. QM is integral to the goal of developing an innovative, diverse, and progressive nation, bringing people together to ignite new thinking, spark critical cultural conversations, educate and encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, and amplify the voices of Qatar's people. Since its founding in 2005, QM has overseen the Museum of Islamic Art and MIA Park, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Qatar, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, QM Gallery Katara and the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. Future museums include Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar, Qatar Auto Museum, Art Mill Museum and the Lusail Museum. Through its newly created Creative Hub, QM also initiates and supports projects—such as the Fire Station Artist in Residence, the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival and the creative hub for innovation, fashion and design M7—that nurture artistic talent and create opportunities to build a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure. Animating everything that Qatar Museums does is an authentic connection to Qatar and its heritage, a steadfast commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, and a belief in creating value through invention.

About Doha Film Institute

Doha Film Institute is an independent, not-for-profit cultural organisation. It supports the growth of the local film community through cultivating film appreciation, enhancing industry knowledge and contributing to the development of sustainable creative industries in Qatar and the region. The Institute’s platforms include funding and production of local, regional and international films; skills-sharing and mentorship programmes; film screenings; the Ajyal Film Festival; and Qumra, a one-of-a-kind professional incubator crucial to the success of first- and second-time filmmakers from the Arab world and beyond. With culture, community, learning and entertainment at its foundation, the Institute is committed to supporting Qatar’s 2030 vision for the development of a knowledge-based economy.