Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

All Days

  • Bigman

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    Dylan and his best friend Youssef share the same dream of becoming professional footballers after they finish school. They practice diligently every chance they get, coached by Dylan’s huffish but good-humoured father. The team sets their sights on winning the coveted Touzani Cup. But a tragic accident leaves Dylan partially paralysed and unable to play. Stubbornly, Dylan refuses to accept the new limitations of his disability. With the help of Maya and the boys on his team, he searches for new ways to participate in his beloved sport in this inspiring feature about friendship, determination, and the will to win.

    Camiel Schouwenaar / Netherlands, Germany / Feature Narrative

  • It's Nice In Here

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    A fragmented portrait of a boy nicknamed Crimson, seen through the eyes of the police officer that took his life and his best friend who witnessed it all. The film explores how stories surrounding police brutality get told. With two opposing narratives being presented, we are reminded that we are constantly swimming in a carefully curated reality where we must continually question our own subjective biases, in the faint hope of discovering the objective truth.

    Robert-Jonathan Koeyers / Netherlands / Short Animation