The Ajyal Jury is at the heart of Ajyal Youth Film Festival representing the jury of the festival, which is divided into 3 categories Mohaq, Hilal and Bader.
Be an Ajyal Juror, be the voice for change.
It’s the landmark fifth year for Ajyal, and it needs you: energetic jurors eager to open your world to the magic of cinema and its power to shape minds. Register today and discover what it means to leave your mark for generations of filmmakers and moviegoers alike.
The Ajyal Jury
Red carpet, international stars, local film premieres- never has a festival been so close and more exclusive to you.
As a member of the Ajyal Jury, you watch films, discuss with fellow-jurors and film experts, vote for the winners of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, and use your energy to bring about positive change far beyond Ajyal.
The experience of being an Ajyal Juror is unparalleled: an inspiring and creative hands-on experience that not only instills an appreciation of good cinema, but also the values of team work, critical thinking and leadership.
Over six days of the Festival, discover cinema from a fresh perspective, and most importantly, make lasting friendships with young people from around the world.
Last year, Ajyal welcomed over 500 young jurors of 54 nationalities. You can be one of them this year!
As an Ajyal Juror, you will:
1. Watch short and feature-length films from all over the world
2. Vote for your favourite films to choose the Ajyal Competition awards
3. Meet film directors and actors attending the Festival
4. Attend workshops on filmmaking techniques and film language
5. Be part of the film and fun festival activities being held in Katara
There are three Ajyal Competition juries in three age groups. They are:
Mohaq means ‘New Moon’ in Arabic, and these are Ajyal’s youngest jurors, aged 8 to 12. The young people of this jury will watch a programme of short films and four feature-length films.
Ajyal’s jurors aged 13 to 17 make up the Hilal jury – the term means ‘Crescent Moon’ in Arabic. Five feature films and a programme of shorts make up the Hilal jury’s festival programme.
The most mature of Ajyal’s juries, Bader (Arabic for ‘Full Moon’) jurors are aged 18 to 21 and will select their favourite films from five features and a programme of short films.