Double Oscar nominee has been in Rotterdam with his new feature, The Idol, a biopic of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf.
Films tackling Islamic extremism get limited theatrical release in France following November attacks.
They join Naomi Kawase and Lucrecia Martel for the second edition of the Doha event.
Dir. Babak Jalali. US-Iran. 2016. 91mins
Dir. Shimon Dotan. France, Canada, Israel, Germany, 2015. 110 min.
Dir. Elite Zexer, Israel, 2016, 87 minutes
Dir/scr. Assad Fouladkar. Ger/Lebanon, 2015, 94 mins.