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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Ajyal Film Festival Awards


Each of the three Ajyal Juries awards a Best Film prize to their favourite short and feature-length films, for a total of six awards. The directors of the winning films are awarded funding toward their next film, so jurors are empowered to support and promote future content that is relevant and important to them, in a proactive way. A jury of regional industry professionals decide the Best FIlm in the Made in Qatar section.

Ajyal 2019 Award Winners

Mohaq Best Feature Film
1982 directed by Oualid Mouaness (Lebanon, USA, Norway, Qatar/2019)

Mohaq Best Short Film
Child of the Earth directed by Claudio Fäh (Switzerland, USA/2018)

Hilal Best Feature Film
The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang (USA, China/2019)

Hilal Best Short Film
Maradona’s Legs directed by Firas Khoury (Germany, Palestine/2019)

Bader Best Feature Film
For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts (Syria, UK/2019)

Bader Best Short Film
Ostrich Politic directed by Mohamad HouHou (France/2018)

Bariq Best Short Film
Cat Lake City by Antje Heyn (Germany/2017)

Ajyal Audience Award
You Will Die at Twenty directed by Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar/2019)

Made in Qatar Winners

Special Jury Award
Beit Byoot directed by Mayar Hamdan (Qatar/2019)

Special Jury Award
The Unlucky Hamster by Abdulaziz Mohammed Khashabi (Qatar, Indonesia/2019)

Abdulaziz Jassim Award for Best Performance
Abbas Riaz – End of the Road (Qatar/2019)

Best Narrative
Falling Leaves by Dimitri Yuri (Qatar/2019)

Best Documentary
In the Middle by Mariam Al-Dhubhani (Qatar/2019)