Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • Changing Times

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Change is inevitable; it is how we adapt and overcome that defines us. In this dynamic programme of shorts, we explore the natural state of turmoil and seek to find meaning in chaos.

  • Night

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In a city devastated by war, it can be difficult to sleep, let alone dream. To ease a women’s anguish, Night tricks her into seeing her missing child one last time.

    Ahmad Saleh / Germany, Qatar, Jordan, Palestine / Short Narrative

  • Trumpets in the Sky

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Boushra, one of the Syrian potato-picking girls in Lebanon, returns from a long day in the field only to learn that today—her childhood will come to an end.

    Rakan Mayasi / Palestine, Lebanon, France, Belgium / Short Narrative

  • Uncertain Futures II

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    It’s certainly been an unpredictable couple of years for the world. But as the old adage goes, when nothing is sure—everything is possible. This thought-provoking programme of shorts illustrates that at the beginning of some of life’s most meaningful journeys, lies uncertainty...

  • When Light is Displaced

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A soon to be removed orange grove in Los Angeles inspires contemplation on the politics of storytelling in the multi-generational experience of Palestine in exile.

    Zaina Bseiso / Palestine, United States of America / Short Documentary