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

  • 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

  • Light Fingers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In an attempt to run away from the problems of their old neighbourhood, Omar and Sahar move house but ultimately find themselves stuck in the same unusual cycle.

    Carina Ashkar / Lebanon / 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

  • Made in Qatar presented by Ooredoo Film Programme

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

    The Ajyal Film Festival is delighted to showcase and celebrate the thriving filmmaking scene in Qatar. The programme presented this year features some internationally shown and award-winning short documentaries and narratives.

  • Peek-A-Boom

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Surrounded by her loving family on her birthday, a startling event occurs that will shape young Mira’s life forever.

    Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine / Lebanon / Short Narrative

  • There Were People

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

    Filmed in the aftermath of the tragic explosion that rocked the city of Beirut last August.

    Mohamed Al Hamadi / Qatar, Lebanon / Short 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 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...

  • 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...

  • When Beirut was Beirut

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

    If these buildings could talk, what would they say? In this animated documentary, three of Beirut’s monumental buildings come to life and share their stories of Beirut’s unsettling history.

    Alessandra El Chanti / Qatar, Lebanon / Short Documentary