For the fourth consecutive year, Qatar’s fourth Ajyal Youth Film Festival returns.
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival returns for a fourth edition to showcase local talents. Organizers have said that this year’s installment the biggest ever celebration of Qatari film-making, and “will include the world premieres of the first competed projects from the Qatar Film Fund”.
About 17 short films will be screened at the Doha Film Institute festival, which was celebrated first four years ago. It will launch on November 30 and continue through until December 5 at the Katara Cultural Village.
This year’s Made in Qatar genre will feature a number of Qatari-produced short films like never before. Among them will be first films made by recipients of Doha Film Institute and Qatar Film Fund grants.
They include titles such as Nora Al-Subai’s Al-Johara, Jassim Al-Rumaihi’s Amer-An Arabian Legend, Hend Fakhroo’s The Waiting Room and AJ Al Thani’s Kashta.
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival targets youth, encouraging them to express and connect through film. Each year, the organizers calls out on young people from across the globe to apply to become the festival’s jurors. Last year alone, they had nearly 600 young people from 45 different countries being a part of the festival. It is also the young jurors, between 8 and 21-years-old, who decide which films should win Ajyal’s Best Film Awards.
A special ceremony will be head on December 1 at 7 PM to screen all “Made in Qatar” films at the Katara Drama Theater. Tickets will be priced QAR 25, and will be available as of November 16.