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Doha Film Institute calls for community involvement in the Ajyal Youth Film Festival volunteer programme

Oct 23, 2014

Doha, Qatar; October 22, 2014: Doha Film Institute is currently calling on film enthusiasts in Qatar to be part of the second edition of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, to be held from December 1 to 6, 2014.

The Festival is looking for more than 500 volunteers to help with all aspects of the festival’s operations. Volunteers will be exposed to the inner workings of a major cultural event, interact with festival guests and jurors of many nationalities, gain industry experience and receive a participation certificate to demonstrate their involvement. Interested candidates aged 18 and above can register on the Doha Film Institute website now at www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/volunteer

Fatma Al Remaihi, Festival Director and Acting CEO of Doha Film Institute said: “The volunteer programme is an integral part of our Festival and a wonderful opportunity for people to get involved in an event that inspires cultural discovery and positive interaction between people of all generations. I look forward to welcoming this year’s volunteers to be part of the Ajyal team.”

The second edition of the Festival will present daily public screenings of local and international films; special events and exhibitions; the Sandbox interactive digital playground; school screenings; Family Weekend; and the Doha Film Experience – Ajyal’s youth jury, where hundreds of young people between the ages of 8 and 21 will watch and discuss shorts and features and decide on the winning films.
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival builds on the Doha Film Institute’s history of community-based programming. Ajyal, meaning ‘generations’ in Arabic, invites people of all ages to come together to discuss cinema through events that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves. Driven with the goal to inspire and create, Ajyal has been designed to empower the region’s youth and to inspire film enthusiasts of all ages in Qatar and the region.