“From Here to Anywhere” Wins Guirlande D’Honneur 2024 Award

Doha: Qatar Museums' Film "From Here to Anywhere: The Story of Football in Qatar" has won the prestigious Guirlande D'Honneur 2024 Award from the International Federation of Sports Cinema and Television The film is a documentary produced in 2023 by Qatar Museums. The Guirlande D'Honneur, the highest Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS) Award, is considered the "Oscar" of sports Television and Cinema for those people of Sport, Cinema and Television who stand out for a significant action to promote cultural and ethical values. Featuring key voices from multiple generations of Qatar's National Football Team, Qatar National Team coach Felix Sanchez, His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and more, the documentary traces the journey from Qatar's earliest experiences with football and early achievements CEO of Qatar Museums, Mohammed Al-Rumaihi Named commented "On behalf of Qatar Museums, we would like to express our gratitude for this prestigious recognition from the International Federation of Sports Cinema and Television. This award is testament to the importance of storytelling around sport, and for us, an example of how shared stories can cultivate constructive intercultural dialogues and connections." Senior Digital Production Specialist Pascale Abou Jamra produced the film with the aim of documenting Qatar's fascinating and little-known history with football before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Ms. Abou Jamra stated: "My main objective was to show everyone how football has long been a vital aspect of Qatar's heritage and culture. For me, the film and the story it tells represents a gift from Qatar Museums to the world." Abou Jamra added "The journey of producing this film was super inspiring. Not only did I get to meet and interview former football players who were pathbreakers in the history of football in Qatar, who shared with us their memories, their passion, and even their struggles. But the most important thing, they all shared a deep respect for the vision of His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, who supported them wholeheartedly." In addition to the Guirlande D'Honneur 2024 Award, the acclaimed film was officially selected at the 2023 International Sport Film Festival and won "Best Short Film" at the 2023 Paladino d'Oro Sport Film Festival. Source: Qatar News Agency