03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A New World Order? Looking at AFI and Doha Tribeca Fests

I traveled to two festivals on opposite ends of the globe last week and saw two vastly different approaches to adapting large film events to the new economic realities. My flight from New York to Doha, the capital of Qatar, was clearly a flight of choice for many attending the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival, with Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff on board, along with “Amelia” director Mira Nair - whose film …

Director Kirk Jones, Actors Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore before the gala screening of "Everybody's Fine" during the recent AFI Fest. Image courtesy of AFI Fest

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