Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

My Name is Fear

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez / Germany / 2021 / 5 min / Colour / DCP2K / In English / Arabic subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

This film is screening as part of The Journey Within. For ticket information click here.


The surprisingly charming emotion "Fear" that lives in your head wants to give an interview. Maybe you can become friends? You see, for Fear, it is not so easy as everyone avoids him or finds him embarrassing! But sometimes he can be really helpful. You could even say that he is a superpower. This adorably animated short teaches us about an emotion that can often be hard to comprehend, but nevertheless plays an integral part in our psychological development.


Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez

Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez is a director and animator who specialises in content for children. She holds a master’s in Hispanic Literature and a diploma in animation from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Born in Poland, Eliza has lived in 11 cities from Norway, through Portugal to Mexico. Shortly before lockdown, she moved to Leipzig, where she is working on new projects with her animation collective Blaue Pampelmuse. Her previous work includes ‘The Very Hairy Alphabet’ (2019), ‘Frog Perspective’ (2016) and ‘Sitzung’ (2015).


Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez
Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez
Johannes Weiland