Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • Captains of Zaatari

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After fleeing the war in Syria, best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi have spent the last five years in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp.

    Ali El Arabi / Egypt / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Tsuneo is a university student with dreams of diving abroad.

    Kotaro Tamura / Japan / Feature Narrative

  • Lily Topples the World

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The visually spectacular and utterly satisfying ‘Lily Topples the World’ follows 20-year-old Lily Hevesh—the world’s greatest domino “toppler” and the only woman in her field.

    Jeremy Workman / United States of America / Feature Documentary

  • The Lion King

    Special Screening | Geekdom Screenings - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Emotionally stirring and richly drawn, ‘The Lion King’ follows the adventures of young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa in this Disney favourite with unforgettable songs by Elton John and Tim Rice.

    Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • 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.

  • Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Enis and Izo are friends living in the Old Town area of Sarajevo. Running restaurants opposite each other, they don’t seem overly concerned that they are business competitors.

    Danis Tanović / Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey / 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

  • Poupelle of Chimney Town

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

    Young Lubicchi lives in Chimney Town, a place where the sky is eternally grey due to the countless smokestacks that billow out soot into the air.

    Yusuke Hirota / Japan / Feature Narrative

  • Writing with Fire

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Amid a crowded, patriarchal news landscape emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit (low caste) women.

    Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh / India / Feature Documentary