Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

All Days

  • Displaced

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another, carrying the club's only possession—their ping pong tables. In an environment of hopelessness, ravaged by forced migration, the dedicated pair cling to the pursuit of bringing their sport back to its pre-war level of success—a dream that almost seems impossible given the challenges they face.

    Samir Karahoda / Kosovo / Short Narrative

  • Dounia & The Princess of Aleppo

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    Six-year-old Dounia loves to play, learn and discover new recipes. She lives with her grandparents and father in Aleppo and treasures hearing stories of her mother, who tragically passed away when Dounia was too young to remember. One night, a group of uniformed men take her father away, and an uneasy feeling begins to take hold. War has begun, but her grandparents do their best to shelter the young girl from its effects. As bombs drop around them, the family decide to flee in search of a new home with only a few possessions—and a little magic in hand.

    Marya Zarif, André Kadi / Canada, France / Feature Narrative

  • Dragon Princess

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    Bristle is a young girl with a very unusual childhood—she is being raised by a dragon! A little different from her two dragon brothers, Bristle makes her own way in the world. But since she is not quite human and not fully animal, she finds it hard to fit into either kingdom. One day a frog sorceress visits her father, Dragon, and demands he gives her his second most-prized possession. After Bristle has exposed their secret cave to the humans, Dragon is furious and offers up his only daughter. Wrought with despair, Bristle flees and embarks on a journey of discovery into the world of humans.

    Jean-Jacques Denis, Anthony Roux / France / Feature Narrative