Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tarzan

    Special Screening | Geekdom Screenings - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The orphaned Tarzan grows up in the remote African wilderness, raised by the gentle gorilla Kala. When a British expedition enters the jungle,

    Chris Buck, Kevin Lima / United States of America, United Kingdom / Feature 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...