Cultural Partner

Principal Partner

Ajyal Film Festival 2018


Each of the three Ajyal Juries awards a Best Film prize to their favourite short and feature-length films, for a total of six awards. The directors of the winning films are awarded funding toward their next film, so jurors are empowered to support and promote future content that is relevant and important to them, in a proactive way.

Our youngest audiences vote for their favourite film as well in the Bariq programme, and a jury of regional industry professionals will decide the Best FIlm in the Made in Qatar section.

Ajyal 2017 Award Winners

Mohaq Best Feature
At Eye Level directed by Joachim Dollhopf and Evi Goldbrunner (Germany/2016)

Mohaq Best Short
Sing directed by Kristóf Deák (Hungary/2016)

Hilal Best Feature
The Breadwinner directed by Nora Twomey (Ireland, Luxembourg, Canada/2017)

Hilal Best Short
Mare Nostrum directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf (France, Syria/2016)

Bader Best Feature
Loving Vincent directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (UK, Poland, Qatar/2017)

Bader Best Short
All of Us directed by Katja Benrath (Germany, Kenya/2017)

Bariq Best
Little Bird and the Caterpillar directed by Der Kleine Vogel und die Raupe (Switzerland/2017)

Audience Award
Loving Vincent directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (UK, Poland, Qatar/2017)