Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • Bambirak

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

    Zamarin Wahdat / United States of America, Germany / Short Narrative

  • 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.

  • Dear Future Children

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    With global protests on the rise, ‘Dear Future Children’ is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift.

    Franz Böhm / Germany, United Kingdom, Austria / Feature Documentary

  • Have a Nice Dog!

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Trapped in war-surrounded Damascus, a lonely man becomes increasingly lost in his fantasies of escape. With only his dog for company, he ventures deeper into the darker recesses of his mind.

    Jalal Maghout / Germany, Syria / Short Narrative

  • Land of Dreams

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

    ‘Land of Dreams’ takes place in the near future in a small town in America. Simin is an Iranian immigrant who works for US Census Bureau,

    Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari / United States of America, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • Maya the Bee – The Golden Orb

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When Maya, a headstrong little bee, and her best friend, Willi, rescue an ant princess, they find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them to strange new worlds and test their friendship to its limits.

    Noel Cleary / Germany, Australia / Feature Narrative

  • My Name is Fear

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The surprisingly charming emotion "Fear" that lives in your head wants to give an interview. Maybe you can become friends?

    Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez / Germany / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • The Journey Within

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    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.

  • Uncertain Futures I

    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...