Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) hosts the world premiere of Black Gold.

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (Oct 25 - 29) is to open with Tarak Ben Ammar-produced epic Black Gold.

The production today announced that James Horner (Titanic, Avatar) has recently completed the score for the film, which is the Middle-East’s biggest-ever production.

Oscar-winner Horner composed the score at London’s Abbey Road Studios. It includes contributions from well-known Qatari vocalist Fahad Al Kubaisi.

Amanda Palmer, Executive Director of the DFI, said: “Showing Black Gold as the opening film will be a real celebration of a truly home-grown project that we hope captivates audiences around the Globe.”

Black Gold tells the story of two warring Emirs who come into conflict over the discovery of oil in an undetermined no-man’s land between their two territories. It is set for international release on November 23 by Warner Bros and Universal Pictures.

Co-produced by Doha Film Institute (DFI) and Tarak Ben Ammar’s Quinta Communications, the drama is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Mark Strong and Liya Kebede.