Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

The Journey Within

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

/ Qatar, Portugal, United States of America, Germany, Serbia, Canada, France, Russia, Spain / 2021 / 78 min / Colour / DCP / In Multiple / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


  • Fri, Nov 12 - 7:30 PM
    Vox Cinema 10, DFC
    Fee: 40 QAR


To truly grow as individuals, we must look inward, not outward. This compelling short programme showcases how a journey within ourselves can lead to a revelation at every step.

In a village where the rain never stops, young Kyna spends her days playing happily, protected under her father's umbrella beard. Until one night, her beloved dog Nana disappears.
Directors: José Prats, Álvaro Robles
France, Spain / No dialogue / 2020 / 12 mins

A young red-haired boy draws the ire of local bullies because of his unique appearance and must summon the courage to stand up for himself.
Director: Ngima Gelu Sherpa
Portugal / Portuguese / 2020 / 15 mins

Just for the Record
In an abandoned attic, a little robot voice recorder named 'REC' desperately tries to copy over his last painful memory with that of a songbird.
Director: Vojin Vasović
Serbia, Canada / No dialogue / 2020 / 7 mins

A Lens Under Water
An eye-opening and colourful dive into the teeming coastal waters of Qatar with underwater photographer Faisal Jarkas.
Director: Fatma Zahra Abderrahim
Qatar / Arabic / 2021 / 17 mins

Louis' Shoes
Inspired by interviews and testimonials from people with autism, this short shows us the world through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy who has just joined a new school.
Directors: Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean Géraud Blanc
France / French / 2020 / 5 mins

When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's delivery van, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country.
Director: Zamarin Wahdat
USA / Germany / German, Dari, Farsi / 2020 / 14 mins

My Name is Fear
The surprisingly charming emotion "Fear" that lives in your head wants to give an interview. Maybe you can become friends?
Director: Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez
Germany / English / 2021 / 5 mins

My Friend Tiger
A tiger cub and little girl grow up together in a busy city. Inseparable, they go everywhere as a pair on an increasingly cramped bike!
Director: Tatiana Kiseleva
Russia / No dialogue / 2021 / 7 mins