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Ajyal Film Festival 2019


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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.


  • Where Are You Right Meow?

    Special Screening

    A young artist, Ayako, struggles with creative block. Suddenly, her beloved cat Beru goes missi…

    Maysam Al-Ani / Qatar / 2018 / Unknown

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  • White Crow

    Ajyal Competition

    Little White Crow was born in a flock of black crows. Often gawked at and ridiculed by the othe…

    Miran Miošić / Croatia / 2018 / Short Narrative

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  • Wings

    Ajyal Competition

    A young boy dreams of becoming a pilot when he grows up. For now, he lives out this fantasy thr…

    Christoffer Andersen / France / / Short Narrative

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    Special Screening

    In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are…

    Victor Fleming / United States of America / 1939 / Feature Narrative

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  • You Will Die at Twenty

    Ajyal Competition, Special Screening

    On the day of her firstborn’s naming ceremony, a mother seeks out a travelling holy man to bles…

    Amjad Abu Alala / Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar / 2019 / Feature Narrative

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  • Youth

    Ajyal Competition

    A thought-provoking coming-of-age story, 'Youth' follows a teenage girl as she takes her first…

    Farida Zahran / Egypt, United States of America / 2018 / Shorts Programme

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