Ajyal Film Festival 2021


All Days

  • Same Old

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    Lu is a Chinese immigrant living day to day on tips from his job as a delivery worker. He supports his wife and ailing mother as they desperately try to make ends meet in the unforgiving city. One night, his bicycle, and in essence his livelihood, is stolen from him. He’s forced to embark on a desperate journey to reclaim it in this poignant short about the precarious position many zero-contact hour employees regularly find themselves in.

    Lloyd Lee Choi / United States of America, Canada / Short Narrative

  • Suzie in the Garden

    Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

    Suzie is an inquisitive little girl who frequently visits an allotment outside the city with her parents. One day she meets a black dog and discovers a mysterious garden. Initially frightened by the person that lives there, Suzie soon picks up the courage to explore when she finds a lost key on the path. Beautifully textured with oil paints on layers of glass above a lightbox, ‘Suzie in the Garden’ is a charming animation about childhood innocence and discovery.

    Lucie Sunková / Czech Republic / Short Animation