Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • 1982

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Working in partnership with the Translation and Interpreting Institute of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University—Ajyal Film Festival is delighted to bring our popular inclusive experience back to the silver screen this year with a DFI supported film, Oualid Mouaness’ critically acclaimed ‘1982’.

    Oualid Mouaness / Lebanon, United States of America, Norway, Qatar / 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!

  • Annabelle

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long.

    John R. Leonetti / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Special Screening | Geekdom Screenings - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress,

    Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • BJ's Mobile Gift Shop

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    BJ, a young Korean-American hustler, tirelessly runs throughout the city of Chicago making hard-earned sales out of his infinitely convenient “mobile gift shop”.

    Jason Park / United States of America / 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.

  • Character

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Actor Mark Metcalf takes a critical look back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type”.

    Vera Brunner-Sung / United States of America / Short Documentary

  • The Chicken

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After mishandling an emergency he witnesses on the streets of New York City, Hiro, a young Japanese immigrant, cannot bring himself to butcher the chicken he bought for dinner.

    Neo Sora / United States of America / Short Narrative

  • Child's Play

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris, dying murderer Charles Lee Ray uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky—which Karen Barclay then buys for her young son, Andy.

    Tom Holland / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • The Conjuring

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron.

    James Wan / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable

    Ajyal Competition | Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Shaima Al-Tamimi shares an introspective letter to her deceased grandfather, reflecting on her ancestral migrational journey and its implications over three generations.

    Shaima Al-Tamimi / Yemen, United States of America, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates / Short Documentary