Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014


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  • 5m80

    Bariq - ages 4+

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if a herd of giraffes was let loose in an aquatic cent…

    Nicolas Deveaux / France / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Antboy

    Special Screening

    Twelve-year-old Pelle’s life changes forever when he is bitten by an ant that has escaped from…

    Ask Hasselbalch / Denmark / 2013 / Feature Narrative

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  • The Boy and the World

    Special Screening

    Cuca lives happily in the countryside, but when his father embarks for the capital in search of…

    Alê Abreu / Brazil / 2013 / Feature Narrative

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  • Caminandes: Llama Drama

    Bariq - ages 4+

    A llama comes to the side of a highway. But every time a hoof touches the asphalt, the empty ro…

    Pablo Vazquez / Netherlands, The / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Carrot Crave

    Bariq - ages 4+

    A rabbit goes to the vegetable patch in search of lunch and is overjoyed to find the world’s bi…

    Vernon James C. Manlapaz / Philippines, Canada / 2012 / Short Narrative

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  • The Chicken

    Hilal - ages 13+

    It’s 1993 and the siege of Sarajevo is in full swing. Today is Selma’s sixth birthday and, unab…

    Una Gunjak / Germany, Croatia / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Don't Leave Me

    Hilal - ages 13+

    Layla is diabetic and is gradually losing her sight. Aisha suffers from a different condition:…

    Khalid Al Mahmood / United Arab Emirates / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Exit

    Hilal - ages 13+

    It’s been a long day at work for Mike, and now he just wants to jump in his car so he can go ho…

    Cardin Phua / Malaysia / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Faridullah's Day Off

    Special Screening

    Eleven-year-old Faridullah and his family live in a brick factory in Afghanistan, where they wo…

    Jens Pedersen / Denmark, Afghanistan / 2013 / Short Documentary

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  • Fire in Our Hearts

    Special Screening

    Until the late 1970s, illegal slavery affected many tribespeople in India. Activism secured the…

    Jayshree Janu Kharpade / India, United States of America / 2013 / Short Documentary

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  • For Your Own Good

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    Brahim is a not exactly a model student. He doesn’t study, skips class, and causes all sorts of…

    Ibtissem Guerda / France / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • He Will Steal It

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    When a young boy sees a driver leave his mobile phone in the car without locking it, temptation…

    Abdulaziz Al-Saadi / Qatar / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • He Will Steal It

    Made in Qatar

    When a young boy sees a driver leave his mobile phone in the car without locking it, temptation…

    Abdulaziz Al-Saadi / Qatar / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Hear This!

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    Tristan’s father is deaf, and also happens to be an amazing football player. His dream is to co…

    Soulaima El Khaldi / Netherlands, The / 2013 / Short Documentary

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  • Helium

    Hilal - ages 13+

    Alfred, a young hospital patient who loves hot-air balloons and dirigibles, thinks going to Hea…

    Anders Walter / Denmark / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Ice Cream

    Special Screening

    Eleven-year-old Rojhat is incorrigible at the best of times, but when the ice cream man visits…

    Serhat Karaaslan / Turkey / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Ignorant

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    It’s a big day for seven-year-old Hussein. He gets up early and instructs his driver to take hi…

    Yousef Al-Abdullah / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • In August

    Hilal - ages 13+

    Six-year-old Margaux wakes up early and sees her father packing boxes into his car. Her mother…

    Jenna Hasse / Switzerland / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Jack

    Bariq - ages 4+

    Jack is made of junk, but he’s missing part of an arm. He searches for something to replace it,…

    Quentin Haberham / Netherlands, The / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • Macondo

    Hilal - ages 13+

    Ramasan, an 11-year-old Chechen boy, lives in Macondo, a refugee camp near Vienna. He does his…

    Sudabeh Mortezai / Austria / 2013 / Feature Narrative

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  • Mr Grab Funfair

    Bariq - ages 4+

    This delicate animated film places us in the place of a funfair robot, showing us that in life,…

    Julien Chéry / France / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Mr Hublot

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    In a world populated by clattering clockwork machines, Mr Hublot lives in an oasis of meticulou…

    Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares / Luxembourg, France / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • A Picture

    Hilal - ages 13+

    Twelve-year-old Abdullah loves photography, so when his father gives him a new camera to reward…

    Dawood Shuail / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Sink or Swim

    Hilal - ages 13+

    In the strange atmosphere of an empty, abandoned swimming pool, friends Yinka and Glenn come ac…

    Michiel Vaanhold / Netherlands, The / 2013 / Short Narrative

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  • The Storyteller

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    In a beautiful palace, the son of the king spends his days reading books. When he comes of age…

    Ghada Terawi / Palestine / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Strings

    Mohaq - ages 8+

    Most of his classmates think the new kid at school is kind of weird – he’s in a wheelchair and…

    Pedro Solís García / Spain / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • SuperBot - A Magnifying Mess

    Bariq - ages 4+

    When a robot gets out his trusty magnifying glass to get a better look at a tiny creature, he f…

    Pablo Alberto Díaz, Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso / Argentina / 2013 / Short Narrative

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