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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013

  • Animation Production and Post-Production Workshop - Friday

    Limit Capacity: Two groups of 15 participants Age: 15 and above This workshop is free of charge. This session will help you learn or improve your skills in the processes of producing an animated movie, from storyboarding to making the images come alive. Presented by world-renowned Platige Image, a Warsaw-based post-production studio that specialises in 3D animation and special digital effects.

    Fri, Nov 29, 02:00 PM

  • Scrapbooking Workshop - Friday

    Limit Capacity: Two groups of 15 participants Age: 15 and above This workshop is free of charge. Creative and fun, scrapbooking is a great way to express yourself, and you'll learn how to make beautiful layouts using mix-and-match techniques. Layering, customising backgrounds, and texturising embellishments will be demonstrated, and the workshop includes a gorgeous range of scrapbooking papers and yummy extras.

    Fri, Nov 29, 03:00 PM

  • Anime Stop Motion - Sunday

    Learn how to make very short stop-motion films using anime or cartoon figures. Using your iPhone or other device that supports the Instagram or Vine apps to make your film. Come up with your very short story, draw up your storyboard, then shoot the frames and upload your movie for the whole world to see.

    Sun, Nov 24, 05:00 PM

  • Cosplay Costume Making

    Come and make an otaku-style cloak! You'll cut out and sew a cloak fit for an anime superhero, then customise it with your own design, like an otaku logo or decorations, using appliqué, hand-stitching, bejeweling and fabric paint.

    Wed, Nov 27, 06:00 PM

  • Cosplay Hair and Makeup

    Over two days, this workshop will help you develop and unleash your own alter-ego, whether villain or hero! Learn how to make your character come to life with vivid colour and style.

    Mon, Nov 25, 05:00 PM

  • History of Anime - Monday

    This workshop is free of charge and will host two groups of 15 people. This workshop will track the history of anime, showing how it has developed from the early 20th century up to the present day. Learn about the different time periods of anime and the key people who have helped shape its imagery. You'll also hear about the different anime genres, its various audiences and the way the the art form has changed over the years, as well as how today it is so closely connected with the pop culture in Japan

    Mon, Nov 25, 06:00 PM

  • Introduction to Shogi - Monday

    An introductory for the famous game of Shogi. Participants will learn about the game, its pieces, rules and movement.

    Mon, Nov 25, 04:00 PM

  • Origami - Friday

    Origami is the ancient, elegant and beautiful art of folding paper to make animals and other objects. Workshop participants will learn how to make all kinds of origami decorations and items.

    Fri, Nov 29, 02:00 PM

  • Otaku Saves The Day Instagram Hunt

    The aim of the competition is to find the Anime villains scattered around Katara and take a photo with them to post on Instagram

    Fri, Nov 22, 03:00 PM

  • Qartoon - Sunday

    Learn how to use your iPad as a drawing tool. We'll show you how to do everything from sketching the first ideas to finalising your masterpiece in this 90-minute workshop.

    Sun, Nov 24, 07:00 PM

  • Traditional Qatari and Japanese Games

    Come and learn all about traditional Qatari games including dohroi and taq taq taqiya, as well as some games from Japan, like shogi, as well as origami, or Japanese paper folding. You'll find out how the games are played, and see the similarities between the games from the two nations.

    Sat, Nov 30, 02:00 PM

  • Otaku Cosplay Competition

    Otaku is a Japanese term that refers to people with obsessive interests –especially those who are fans of anime. On 29 November, come to Ajyal’s anime cosplay event dressed as your favourite character from a movie or cartoon and compete to win exciting prizes! There are all kinds of award categories, from best female and best male, to best choreography and fan favourite. Get your imagination working and unleash your inner otaku in Doha! Competition Rules and Regulations: By submitting your application form to participate in the Otaku Cosplay Competition (the “Competition”), you confirm that you have read and agree to follow all of the following rules and regulations in the event that you are selected to participate: 1. Who can take part? Anyone who will be in Doha, Qatar during 26 to 30 November 2013 is eligible to apply to participate in the Competition. Doha Film Institute staff members (and their families) are also eligible to enter the Competition, subject to fulfilment of regular work commitments. 2. How do I Enter? To register your interest to participate in the Competition, please complete the short Otaku Cosplay Competition Entry Form located on Doha Film Institute’s website (www.dohafilminstitute.com). The deadline for receiving applications is 17 November 2013, and all applications must be received by Doha Film Institute before the end of that day. Doha Film Institute may (but is not obliged to) open registration prior to or on the day of the event, if someone drops out at the last minute, or if participant slots otherwise become available. So remember to enter your application quickly, because the total number of participants that we can allow is only 100. All entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and if all participant slots are taken, we will create a waiting list for those unfortunate entrants who were not initially selected. If your name is on the waiting list, you will be informed and you may be called to participate, including on the day of the event. 3. Will I need to attend any meetings before the Competition? Yes. To be fully prepared for Competition day, all entrants need to attend a pre-meeting and technical rehearsal. This lets us show you what to do on the day and where to go when asked. You will also need to turn up ON TIME on the day of the Competition, so that your families and other members of the public are not disappointed. 4. When is the Competition? The Otaku team will send you via email the schedule for times and locations of mandatory Otaku Cosplay Competition meetings and activities. If you cannot make it to any of these meetings, we may need to disqualify you from the Competition, so please make sure you can make it on time. 5. Are there any rules relating to the type of Costume I can make? Yes, please see the guidelines below. • The Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013 is a family-friendly event (PG-13). • Please respect the local culture. • Offensive language of any kind is not allowed – no racial or sexual epithets; no profanity, etc. • No excessive violence. • No sexual activity or contact – real or implied. • No nudity – ALL costumes must adhere to the official Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013 rules and regulations. • Be clever, not crass! If you think your costume or presentation might be too risqué or offensive, it probably is. Terms and Conditions – The Legal Stuff… You understand that by participating in the Otaku Cosplay Competition, you may be videotaped, audiotaped, interviewed and or photographed by DFI or other media providers and you agree to allow DFI (and its affiliates and related entities) to keep the products of such videotaping, audiotaping, interviewing and/or photographing. You agree that such material (including your name and likeness) can be used in for the purpose of marketing and promoting DFI and its interests, the Otaku Cosplay Competition and the Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013 on a wor

    Fri, Nov 29, 04:00 PM

  • Animation Production and Post-Production Workshop - Saturday

    Limit Capacity: Two groups of 15 participants

    Sat, Nov 30, 11:00 AM

  • Scrapbooking Workshop - Saturday

    Limit Capacity: Two groups of 15 participants Age: 15 and above

    Sat, Nov 30, 03:00 PM

  • Anime Stop Motion - Saturday

    Learn how to make very short stop-motion films using anime or cartoon figures. Using your iPhone or other device that supports the Instagram or Vine apps to make your film. Come up with your very short story, draw up your storyboard, then shoot the frames and upload your movie for the whole world to see.

    Sat, Nov 30, 02:30 PM

  • Origami - Saturday

    Origami is the ancient, elegant and beautiful art of folding paper to make animals and other objects. Workshop participants will learn how to make all kinds of origami decorations and items.

    Sat, Nov 30, 11:00 AM

  • Qartoon - Saturday

    Learn how to use your iPad as a drawing tool. We'll show you how to do everything from sketching the first ideas to finalising your masterpiece in this 90-minute workshop.

    Sat, Nov 30, 04:30 PM

  • History of Anime - Saturday

    This workshop is free of charge and will host two groups of 15 people. This workshop will track the history of anime, showing how it has developed from the early 20th century up to the present day. Learn about the different time periods of anime and the key people who have helped shape its imagery. You'll also hear about the different anime genres, its various audiences and the way the the art form has changed over the years, as well as how today it is so closely connected with the pop culture in Japan

    Sat, Nov 30, 01:00 PM

  • Introduction to Shogi - Wednesday

    An introductory for the famous game of Shogi. Participants will learn about the game, its pieces, rules and movement.

    Wed, Nov 27, 04:00 PM

  • Sandbox - Wednesday

    Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital technologies used in filmmaking. Embark on a digital voyage with interactive activities from Doha and around the world.

    Wed, Nov 27, 10:00 AM

  • Sandbox - Thursday

    Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital technologies used in filmmaking. Embark on a digital voyage with interactive activities from Doha and around the world.

    Thu, Nov 28, 10:00 AM

  • Sandbox - Friday

    Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital technologies used in filmmaking. Embark on a digital voyage with interactive activities from Doha and around the world.

    Fri, Nov 29, 02:00 PM

  • Sandbox - Saturday

    Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital technologies used in filmmaking. Embark on a digital voyage with interactive activities from Doha and around the world.

    Sat, Nov 30, 10:00 AM

  • Media Literacy: The Power Of The Media - The Power Is The Media?

    Bright lights, deafening sounds, the screeching of brakes and the wailing of children, the sudden scream of delight – a body moves slowly, suddenly laughter what was that? The audience is moved. The captivating presence of the media, captured, silenced, overwhelmed. How do we interpret – is there a manual? Media literacy projects from around the world! a. ‘But how do we understand this Voice?’ Setting the Agenda – Inspiring Change – ‘Mossawa!’ (‘Equality!’) b. Film Training for Qatar: From School to Industry c. ‘…The Voices get muffled…’ – Talking Media Media experts innovate in their particular field by deconstructing the messages and finding viable solutions.

    Wed, Nov 27, 11:30 AM

  • Social Media and Games: Getting Social With Media. Let The Games Begin!

    ‘The Voices are deafening…’ Social media and gaming are the new pastime and money-spinners; but how do we distinguish between must-have and must be mad?! Can apps affirm indigenous cultures and will gaming consider social cohesion, or is it mainly about power and violence?

    Wed, Nov 27, 03:00 PM

  • Production Panel: Local is “Aseel” (“Original”)

    An eclectic mix of movement, sound, narrative – rhythmic dance; haunting moods… Capturing the ambience is vital and also inspiring… and yet there are times when nothing is required except a good script and an ingenious director. How to produce quality, captivating and inspiring media for youth? What are the local ingredients for an international flavour?

    Thu, Nov 28, 09:00 AM

  • Animation Panel: Stop The Motion, I Need To Get On!

    Creating magic by creating an illusion of movement! Telling stories by rendering images! Using artistic compositions in a myriad of complex storytelling – the animator finds a unique voice to induce the audience… How does the animations capture the youth audience now that animation is becoming more accessible and used more commonly?

    Thu, Nov 28, 10:30 AM

  • Policy, Research, Regulations: Policies and Politics

    For quality media to prosper we need to understand the essentials of nation-building, cultural identity, indigenous knowledge systems, and how the media can manipulate or enhance national identity. Policy and regulation are building blocks in maintaining social cohesion. What are the lessons learned and how to defend children and youth media?

    Thu, Nov 28, 12:00 PM

  • Film Festivals, Distribution, Marketing, Financing: Getting Your Film Out There!

    Producing quality media is only part of the solution; the other vital components are marketing and distribution. How can alternative funding models such as financing forums, crowd-funding, festivals and distribution assist in aggregating opportunities for the producer?

    Thu, Nov 28, 03:00 PM

  • Our Children First: Opening Ceremony

    Join us on a mystical media journey where narrative and song are interwoven to tell the transformative story of media for children and youth. It's the ‘call and response’ of ancient times as young people share their media habits – from storytelling around the fire to apps and games in the palm of your hand. a. ‘Once we were silent!’ b. ‘Our Children First!’ - Setting the context with a welcome and an overview c. ‘...Then we were given a Voice’ – Voices from our dynasties… with responses from our empires As we bring together specialists and veterans in the area of children, youth and media, we are mindful that the mammoth task of finding common ground, fruitful collaborations and meaningful change is not an easy one. However, most of us have been working in this sector for many years and we have become acutely aware of the pitfalls and achievements; the highs, the lows and what keeps the wheel turning... Our intention here is to recognise that we have to keep the wheels turning but we also need that extraordinary sparkle that makes this sector so enduringly exciting and memorable – after all, we are working with children and their imaginations… we are giving them hope, inspiration and above all we are allowing them to dream; offering them alternatives to what they are familiar with... So how do we capture our children’s imagination when they are so diverse, so fragile and some so wounded by war, hunger, poverty... and others who still live in the magical world of make-belief? In this opening session we travel to all the regions of the world, as our friends take us on a journey to Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America... and the rest of our global village. d. ‘…Now we have our own Voice!’ All participants introduce themselves.

    Wed, Nov 27, 09:30 AM

  • Media Violence and Our Children: How Much Is Too Much?

    Regulations are in place around the world that intend to restrict the exposure of minors to violent content in media; however, there is no question that it is often quite easy for children to access this kind of material.

    Sat, Nov 30, 01:45 PM

  • Family Weekend - Friday

    The Ajyal Family Weekend provides great opportunities for families to play, learn and enjoy a variety of exciting activities together.

    Fri, Nov 29, 02:00 PM

  • Family Weekend - Saturday

    The Ajyal Family Weekend provides great opportunities for families to play, learn and enjoy a variety of exciting activities together.

    Sat, Nov 30, 02:00 PM