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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

  • In Conversation: Roger Allers

    One of the world’s greatest animation film directors and screenwriters – he was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film ‘The Little Matchgirl’ in 2006 – Roger Allers is perhaps best known as the co-director of Disney’s magnificent classic ‘The Lion King’. His most recent film is an extraordinary adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’, which closes Ajyal this year. Come and see fellow animator Mohammed Saeed Harib – creator of the Gulf television phenomenon ‘Freej’ and a contributor to ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ – in conversation with Allers, when the two will discuss the secrets behind the art of animation.

    Fri, Dec 5, 08:00 PM

  • Sandbox - Tuesday

    The Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital gadgets and widgets used in filmmaking, gaming and all around fun. Featuring futuristic installations, educational games, apps and cool new tools, this interactive playground provides a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere that is sure to inspire and entertain anyone who is fascinated by technology and the movies.

    Tue, Dec 2, 10:00 AM

  • Sandbox - Wednesday

    The Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital gadgets and widgets used in filmmaking, gaming and all around fun. Featuring futuristic installations, educational games, apps and cool new tools, this interactive playground provides a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere that is sure to inspire and entertain anyone who is fascinated by technology and the movies.

    Wed, Dec 3, 10:00 AM

  • Sandbox - Thursday

    The Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital gadgets and widgets used in filmmaking, gaming and all around fun. Featuring futuristic installations, educational games, apps and cool new tools, this interactive playground provides a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere that is sure to inspire and entertain anyone who is fascinated by technology and the movies.

    Thu, Dec 4, 10:00 AM

  • Sandbox - Friday

    The Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital gadgets and widgets used in filmmaking, gaming and all around fun. Featuring futuristic installations, educational games, apps and cool new tools, this interactive playground provides a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere that is sure to inspire and entertain anyone who is fascinated by technology and the movies.

    Fri, Dec 5, 02:00 PM

  • Sandbox - Saturday

    The Sandbox is an interactive environment that provides hands-on access to the latest digital gadgets and widgets used in filmmaking, gaming and all around fun. Featuring futuristic installations, educational games, apps and cool new tools, this interactive playground provides a fun experience in an exciting atmosphere that is sure to inspire and entertain anyone who is fascinated by technology and the movies.

    Sat, Dec 6, 10:00 AM

  • Photography Workshop: Polaroid Image Transfer

    Polaroid has a special place in many young people’s hearts, it reminds them of their parents and how they used to photograph using Polaroid cameras. In this workshop, you will be able to take your own Polaroid picture and then transfer it to make a work of art.

    Tue, Dec 2, 06:00 PM

  • Photography Workshop: Digital Pinhole Camera

    In this workshop you will create your own lens and then use it to take an old-style photograph.

    Wed, Dec 3, 06:00 PM

  • Photography Workshop: Lighting for Photography (Intermediate)

    Lighting is an essential part of photography, and has a strong impact on the results. This workshop will teach you about light sources, light equipment and accessories, and the most common lighting set-ups and methods (please note: this is an intermediate-level workshop and requires substantial knowledge of photography).

    Thu, Dec 4, 05:30 PM

  • Photography Workshop: Cyanotype Blue Print

    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers and architects used the process throughout the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. It gives a very artistic feel to a photo and is easy to use.

    Fri, Dec 5, 06:00 PM