Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • Asteroid

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Ebrahim is only twelve years of age but bears much of the responsibility for his household of five younger siblings with his mother.

    Mehdi Hoseinivand Aalipour / Iran / Feature 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fighter

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After a courageous escape from North Korea, Jina spends some time in a social inclusion facility in the south before moving to a small studio in Seoul.

    Jéro Yun / South Korea / 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

  • 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

  • Maya the Bee – The Golden Orb

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When Maya, a headstrong little bee, and her best friend, Willi, rescue an ant princess, they find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them to strange new worlds and test their friendship to its limits.

    Noel Cleary / Germany, Australia / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Orca

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

    Elham, a divorced Iranian woman, survives a horrific beating at the hands of her husband.

    Sahar Mossayebi / Qatar, Iran / 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

  • School of Hope

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In the vast expanse of desert, East of Atlas Mountains in Morocco, seasonal rain and snow once supported livestock, but now the drought seems to never end.

    Mohamed El Aboudi / Finland, France, Morocco, Qatar / Feature Documentary