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Ajyal Film Festival 2018


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Ajyal brings the best of cinema from around the world to Doha audiences, and films for families and every age group are on offer throughout the Festival. There’s a special focus on films made right here in Qatar; short films for children as young as 4; brilliant examples of animation, drama, and comedy; and heavy-hitting documentaries for the serious cinephile.


  • 3 Faces

    Special Screening

    Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught when she comes across a provincial girl’s plea f…

    Jafar Panahi / Iran / 2018 / Feature Narrative

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  • Al Gawasa

    Made in Qatar

    An inspirational portrait of the young men who are on a mission to keep the proud Qatari tradit…

    Sheikha Bahzad, Maryam Al-Thani / Qatar / 2018 / Short Documentary

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  • Forum Des Images - My Family Tree!

    Special Screening

    Ajyal is delighted to once again welcome Forum des Images to present the Qatar premiere of thei…

    / / / Musical Performance

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    • Thu, Nov 29, 06:30 PM, KE–AS
  • Freedom Fields

    Ajyal Competition

    At the new dawn of a nation once cut off from the world, a dynamic group of women from fracture…

    Naziha Arebi / Libya, United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States of America, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada / 2018 / Feature Documentary

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    • Wed, Nov 28, 07:00 PM, K16-OH
    • Wed, Nov 28, 07:00 PM, K16-DT
    • Thu, Nov 29, 08:30 PM, NOV-P1
  • Gubgub

    Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar

    After getting her first catch of the day while crab-hunting with her father and brother, bright…

    Nouf Al Sulaiti / Qatar / 2018 / Short Narrative

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  • I Am Not My Father

    Made in Qatar

    Mansoor grew up believing that dreams can never come true – his aspirations destroyed by an ove…

    Naif Al-Malki / Qatar / 2018 / Short Narrative

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  • Millennials

    Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar

    Ubiquitous electronic devices are connecting us like never before. In this short documentary, w…

    Aisha Al-Shammakh / Qatar / 2017 / Short Documentary

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  • A Moment with the Wind

    Made in Qatar

    A kite in the sky, a board at his feet and natures key ingredient, the wind. In this captivatin…

    Ibrahim Nashat / Qatar / 2018 / Short Documentary

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  • Next Door Spy

    Ajyal Competition

    Ten-year-old Agathe-Christine, or 'AC' as she prefers to be called, dreams of becoming a privat…

    Karla von Bengtson / Denmark / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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    • Thu, Nov 29, 05:30 PM, NOV-P1
    • Sat, Dec 1, 04:30 PM, K12-B
  • On Happiness Road

    Ajyal Competition

    Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Chi returns home from America for the funeral.…

    Hsin-Yin Sung / Taiwan / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • One in 50 Million

    Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar

    Nawaal Akram is a 20-year old who navigates life with the rare genetic mutation disorder Duchen…

    Luciana Ceccatto Farah / Qatar / 2018 / Short Documentary

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  • Our Struggles

    Special Screening

    The sympathetic story of Oliver, a fundamentally decent man who is more than happy to shoulder…

    Guillaume Senez / Belgium, France / 2018 / Feature Narrative

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  • Sh'hab

    Made in Qatar

    In the old village of Al Wakrah, a mischievous 8-year-old girl would do anything to spend time…

    Amal Al-Muftah / Qatar / 2018 / Short Narrative

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  • Voyager

    Made in Qatar

    'Voyager' is a captivating human story about emotions, psychology and a frank look at how a per…

    Khalifa AlMarri / Qatar / 2018 / Short Documentary

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  • What Walaa Wants

    Ajyal Competition

    'What Walaa Wants' is the compelling story of a headstrong young girl. Raised in a refugee camp…

    Christy Garland / Canada, Denmark / 2018 / Feature Documentary

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    • Wed, Nov 28, 08:30 PM, NOV-P1
    • Thu, Nov 29, 09:30 PM, K16-OH