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

  • Adaptation

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A young red-haired boy draws the ire of local bullies because of his unique appearance and must summon the courage to stand up for himself.

    Ngima Gelu Lama / Portugal / Short 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

  • Before Darkness

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An Afghan woman hides her child because she does not have enough money to take them both across Iran’s border. But her plan is exposed with heartbreaking consequences.

    Mosayeb Hanaei / Iran, Afghanistan / Short 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

  • The Chicken

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    After mishandling an emergency he witnesses on the streets of New York City, Hiro, a young Japanese immigrant, cannot bring himself to butcher the chicken he bought for dinner.

    Neo Sora / 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

  • 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

  • The Jog

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A man awakes to the news of his lifetime. But minutes later, when he attempts to rescue a woman during his morning jog—his altruistic gesture leads to tragic consequences.

    Joseph Lee Anderson / United States of America / 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