Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • A Hero

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara | Opening Night - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Rahim finds himself in jail for incurring a business debt he is unable to repay. While on a two-day leave,

    Asghar Farhadi / Iran, France / Feature Narrative

  • A World of Colour

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Colours are universal—much like the wonderfully delightful tales in this short programme that has been specially curated for the whole family to enjoy!

  • 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.

  • Costa Brava, Lebanon

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’, the free-spirited Badri family escape the overwhelming pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they built for themselves.

    Mounia Akl / Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Feathers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When a magic trick goes terribly awry at a children’s birthday party, the autocratic father of an impoverished family is turned abruptly into a chicken.

    Omar El Zohairy / France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece / Feature Narrative

  • I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A mixed media animation about the Covid-19 lockdown, and its effect on relationships and increasingly digitised lives.

    Ayce Kartal / France, Turkey / Short Documentary

  • Khadiga

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A teenage mother is left to raise her child alone when her husband moves away to find work in another city.

    Morad Mostafa / Egypt, France / Short Narrative

  • Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Yarmouk in Damascus sheltered the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018.

    Abdallah Al-Khatib / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Louis' Shoes

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

    Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc / France / Short Narrative

  • Nobody Has To Know

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Working as a farmhand on a remote and weather-beaten Scottish island, middle-aged Phil is an outsider who speaks his mind.

    Bouli Lanners / Belgium, United Kingdom, France / Feature Narrative

  • School of Hope

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In the vast expanse of desert, East of Atlas Mountains in Morocco, seasonal rain and snow once supported livestock, but now the drought seems to never end.

    Mohamed El Aboudi / Finland, France, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • Summer Fasting

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Scorching beneath the summer sun, eleven-year-old Kader is determined to observe Ramadan for the first time with the unsolicited help of his best friend, Rudy.

    Abdenoure Ziane / France / Short Narrative