Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • 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.

  • Character

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Actor Mark Metcalf takes a critical look back on his life and career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type”.

    Vera Brunner-Sung / United States of America / Short Documentary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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