Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • BJ's Mobile Gift Shop

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    BJ, a young Korean-American hustler, tirelessly runs throughout the city of Chicago making hard-earned sales out of his infinitely convenient “mobile gift shop”.

    Jason Park / United States of America / Short 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

  • Ink

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An octopus is a bit of a neat freak. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you want!

    Joost van den Bosch, Erik Verkerk / Netherlands / Short Narrative

  • 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

  • Lonely Blue Night

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An awkward family reunion at a business dinner leads a Chinese mother to realize the consequences of leaving her daughter in the care of an American homestay family.

    Johnson Cheng / United States of America / Short 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

  • Shark

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Jack, a serial prankster, finds his perfect match in the equally daring Rose. But there may be some troubled waters ahead for the couple.

    Nash Edgerton / Australia / Short Narrative

  • Summer Fasting

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Scorching beneath the summer sun, eleven-year-old Kader is determined to observe Ramadan for the first time with the unsolicited help of his best friend, Rudy.

    Abdenoure Ziane / France / Short 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