Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015

It’s hard to believe the third edition of Ajyal is already over! After a week of watching movies, discussing the art of filmmaking and learning from some of the best talents in the industry, the Ajyal Jurors have spoken. The 520 Jurors – who came from 11 countries, including Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Turkey and the MENA region – chose their favourite films in their respective sections. And the winners are…


Best Feature Film
Paper Planes’ by Robert Connolly (Australia)

Special Mention
Celestial Camel’ by Yury Feting (Russia)

Best Short Film
The Red Thunder’ by Alvaro Ron (Spain, USA)


Best Feature Film
Scarecrow’ by Zig Madamba Dulay (The Philippines)

Special Mention
Landfill Harmonic’ by Graham Townsley and Brad Allgood (USA)

Best Short Film
wHole’ by Robert Banning and Verena Klinger (Germany)

Special Mention
That Day in September’ by Karim Jaafar (Lebanon)


Best Feature Film
Walls’ by Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina (Spain)

Special Mention
The Second Mother’ by Anna Muylaert (Brazil)

Best Short Film
By Mutual Agreement’ by Rémy Cayuela (France)

Made In Qatar

Best Documentary Award
'The Palm Tree' by Jassim Al-Rumaihi

Documentary Jury Award
'Heart of the House' by Gabrielle Sol

Best Narrative Award
'Asfoora' by Mayar Hamdan

Narrative Jury Award
'Man of the House' by Khalifa AlMarri

We want to thank all our young Jurors, whose energy could be felt throughout the festival. As Fatma Al Remaihi, Festival Director and CEO of the Doha Film Institute, said: “Their enthusiasm and insight is an inspiration to us all.”