Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015


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  • Anatole's Little Saucepan

    Ajyal Competition

    Stunningly animated, this endearing film shows us that each of us is special not despite what m…

    Éric Montchaud / France / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Celestial Camel

    Ajyal Competition

    It’s hard for Bayir, a young sheepherder, to believe in wonders living in the desolate Kalmyk S…

    Yury Feting / Russian Federation / 2014 / Feature Narrative

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  • Charlie

    Ajyal Competition

    Charlie always struggled in school, especially in reading and writing. The reason? He is dyslex…

    Ali Ali / Qatar / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • Charlie

    Made in Qatar

    Charlie always struggled in school, especially in reading and writing. The reason? He is dyslex…

    Ali Ali / Qatar / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • Drawing for Better Dreams

    Ajyal Competition

    Using images drawn by Palestinian children, this short evocatively conjures up the struggles fa…

    May Odeh, Dia' Azzeh / Palestine / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Everything Will Be Okay

    Ajyal Competition

    Eight-year-old Lea’s father Michael comes to pick her up for the weekend, but something isn’t q…

    Patrick Vollrath / Austria, Germany / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • From Inside

    Ajyal Competition

    During a children’s costume party, a clown takes the time to make a sad girl smile – but what l…

    Ramy El Gabry / Egypt / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • The Greatest House in the World

    Ajyal Competition

    When her mother unexpectedly goes into labour, it’s up to Rocío to tend to the family’s flock o…

    Ana V. Bojórquez, Lucía Carreras / Guatemala, Mexico / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • Lamb

    Ajyal Competition

    After Ephraïm’s mother dies, his father must go to Addis Ababa to find work, so he sends his ni…

    Yared Zeleke / France, Ethiopia, Germany, Norway, Qatar / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • The Law of the Jungle

    Ajyal Competition

    A red monkey, a green baboon and a big purple gorilla demonstrate why there’s more to being top…

    Pascale Hecquet / Belgium / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • The Magic Shoes

    Ajyal Competition

    Omid, who has recently moved to the United States from Iran, thinks wearing Air Jordan sneakers…

    Sahand Nikoukar / United States of America / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Mina Walking

    Ajyal Competition

    Twelve-year-old Mina is saddled with caring for her senile grandfather and supporting her layab…

    Yosef Baraki / Canada, Afghanistan / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • The Mitten

    Ajyal Competition

    One snowy winter’s day, a little boy loses one of his bright red mittens, which becomes a cosy…

    Clémentine Robach / Belgium, France / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Mo's Bows

    Ajyal Competition

    Most 13-year-olds don’t wear bow ties. Most 13-year-olds, however, aren’t fashion entrepreneurs…

    Kristen McGregor, Jennifer Treuting / United States of America / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • My Panda

    Ajyal Competition

    Tim is super-excited when he gets a pet panda for his birthday, but he soon learns that friends…

    Camille Billaud, Doriane Lopez, Domitille Mellac / France / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Papa

    Ajyal Competition

    Natalie Labarre’s ‘Papa’ reminds us that the real joy of being part of a family is accepting ev…

    Natalie Labarre / United States of America / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Paper Planes

    Ajyal Competition

    When 11-year-old Dylan discovers his exceptional talent for creating paper planes, he becomes o…

    Robert Connolly / Australia / 2014 / Feature Narrative

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  • Phantom Boy

    Ajyal Competition

    Hospitalised for a serious illness, 11-year-old Leo discovers he has the ability to leave his b…

    Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol / Belgium, France / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • The Present

    Ajyal Competition

    When a young boy’s mother comes home with a surprise gift, at first he’s more interested in his…

    Jacob Frey / Germany / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • The Red Thunder

    Ajyal Competition

    When Sarah steals her mother’s bright red Cadillac, she discovers her mom’s exciting double lif…

    Alvaro Ron / Spain, United States of America / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Scarecrow

    Ajyal Competition

    Widowed, illiterate and terribly poor, Belyn lives with her three children in a rural town in t…

    Zig Madamba Dulay / Philippines / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • Violet

    Ajyal Competition

    Violet doesn’t like herself. When she’s forced, however, to trade places with her reflection, s…

    Maurice Joyce / Ireland / 2015 / Short Narrative

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