Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • 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

  • Colourful Feathers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A family of blue chickens are ostracized from their flock. But when a fox arrives, they quickly learn to get along!

    Maribel Suárez / Mexico / Short Narrative

  • Forever

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

    Mitch McGlocklin / United States of America / Short Narrative

  • Have a Nice Dog!

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Trapped in war-surrounded Damascus, a lonely man becomes increasingly lost in his fantasies of escape. With only his dog for company, he ventures deeper into the darker recesses of his mind.

    Jalal Maghout / Germany, Syria / Short Narrative

  • I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A mixed media animation about the Covid-19 lockdown, and its effect on relationships and increasingly digitised lives.

    Ayce Kartal / France, Turkey / Short 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

  • Just for the Record

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In an abandoned attic, a little robot voice recorder named 'REC' desperately tries to copy over his last painful memory with that of a songbird.

    Vojin Vasović / Serbia, Canada / Short Narrative

  • Kenya's Symphony

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Kenya, a young girl, is reluctantly dragged to a symphony by her mother only to discover a new passion for music blossoming within.

    Carlos Douglas Jr. / United States of America / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • Little Snowman

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A little snowman keeps losing his carrot nose, which his mother replaces every evening. Until one day a rabbit pays them a visit.

    Aleksey Pochivalov / Russian Federation / Short Narrative

  • Louis' Shoes

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Inspired by interviews and testimonials from people with autism, this short shows us the world through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy who has just joined a new school.

    Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc / France / Short Narrative

  • 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