Ajyal Film Festival 2021


  • Made in Qatar Film Programme

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

    To celebrate Qatar National Day 2021, we are delighted to present a selection of compelling shorts made by filmmakers who are proud to call Qatar home.

  • Made in USA

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A selection of the very best in contemporary American short-form filmmaking.

  • Maya the Bee – The Golden Orb

    Drive-In Cinema - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    When Maya, a headstrong little bee, and her best friend, Willi, rescue an ant princess, they find themselves in the middle of an epic bug battle that will take them to strange new worlds and test their friendship to its limits.

    Noel Cleary / Germany, Australia / Feature Narrative

  • Moving

    Special Screening | Ajyal at Katara - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Transporting an old mattress into a new apartment becomes an absurdist, cinematic one-woman choreography, full of humour and pathos in this wordless vignette of city life.

    Adinah Dancyger / United States of America / Short Narrative

  • Mulan

    Special Screening | Geekdom Screenings - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot—though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu, she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way in this vibrantly animated tale about war, honour, gender roles and family pride.

    Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft / United States of America / Feature Narrative

  • My Friend Tiger

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    A tiger cub and little girl grow up together in a busy city. Inseparable, they go everywhere as a pair on an increasingly cramped bike!

    Tatiana Kiseleva / Russian Federation / Short Narrative

  • My Name is Fear

    Ajyal Competition | Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

    The surprisingly charming emotion "Fear" that lives in your head wants to give an interview. Maybe you can become friends?

    Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez / Germany / Short Narrative