Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • 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

  • Playground

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied, she rushes to protect him by warning their father.

    Laura Wandel / Belgium / Feature 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...