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 Hero

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

    Rahim finds himself in jail for incurring a business debt he is unable to repay. While on a two-day leave,

    Asghar Farhadi / Iran, France / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brother's Keeper

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Yusuf and his best friend Memo are pupils at a boarding school for Kurdish boys in Eastern Anatolia.

    Ferit Karahan / Turkey / Feature 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

  • 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

  • Feathers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When a magic trick goes terribly awry at a children’s birthday party, the autocratic father of an impoverished family is turned abruptly into a chicken.

    Omar El Zohairy / France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece / Feature Narrative

  • 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

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.

    Chris Columbus / United Kingdom, United States of America / Feature Narrative