Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Films

  • Land of Dreams

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    ‘Land of Dreams’ takes place in the near future in a small town in America. Simin is an Iranian immigrant who works for US Census Bureau,

    Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari / United States of America, Germany, Qatar / Feature Narrative

  • A Lens Under Water

    Ajyal Competition | Made in Qatar | Ajyal at Vox | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    An eye-opening and colourful dive into the teeming coastal waters of Qatar with underwater photographer Faisal Jarkas.

    Fatma Zahra Abderrahim / Qatar / Short Documentary

  • Light Fingers

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    In an attempt to run away from the problems of their old neighbourhood, Omar and Sahar move house but ultimately find themselves stuck in the same unusual cycle.

    Carina Ashkar / Lebanon / Short Narrative

  • Lily Topples the World

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The visually spectacular and utterly satisfying ‘Lily Topples the World’ follows 20-year-old Lily Hevesh—the world’s greatest domino “toppler” and the only woman in her field.

    Jeremy Workman / United States of America / Feature Documentary

  • 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 Palestine, Diary of a Siege

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Yarmouk in Damascus sheltered the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018.

    Abdallah Al-Khatib / Lebanon, France, Qatar / Feature Documentary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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