Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016


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  • Achoo!

    Ajyal Competition

    This wonderfully whimsical animated tale imagines how water droplets become the snowflakes that…

    Yuki Hirakawa / Japan / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Ari

    Ajyal Competition

    Ari is different from the other kids at school, but he finds the best way to gain respect is to…

    Alex Murawski / Australia / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Born in Syria

    Special Screening

    Since civil war started in Syria in 2011, an estimated nine million Syrians have fled their hom…

    Hernán Zin / Denmark, Spain / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • CodeGirl

    Special Screening

    Worldwide, only about four per cent of tech start-up companies are headed by women. Enter Techn…

    Lesley Chilcott / United States of America / 2015 / Feature Documentary

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    • Thu, Dec 1, 08:00 PM, KE-SC
  • Dana's Kite

    Ajyal Competition

    Dana plays on the beach and tries to get her brother’s attention, but he’s too busy messaging h…

    Noor Al-Nasr / Qatar / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Dana's Kite

    Made in Qatar

    Dana plays on the beach and tries to get her brother’s attention, but he’s too busy messaging h…

    Noor Al-Nasr / Qatar / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Enclave

    Ajyal Competition

    Young Nenad lives in a UN-protected Serbian enclave in Kosovo, where he is taken to school ever…

    Goran Radovanović / Germany, Serbia / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • Fish

    Ajyal Competition

    Grief-stricken Armando isn’t very happy that he and his father are emigrating to Mexico, but Da…

    Andrew Ruiz / United States of America / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Gaurav and the Kites

    Ajyal Competition

    Twelve-year-old Gaurav’s life is consumed by designing and making kites. This film explores the…

    André Hörmann / Germany / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • Heer

    Ajyal Competition

    After Heer’s mother dies, she becomes inseparable from Mum’s baby goat, a relationship that hel…

    Honey B Singh / Canada, India, Singapore, United States of America / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • I Don't Even Like Her

    Ajyal Competition

    Eight-year-old Youssef is in love with his classmate Rana. As summer draws near, he hatches a p…

    Christelle Al-Kayssar / Lebanon / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • I've Just Had a Dream

    Ajyal Competition

    Two girls have very different perspectives on similar dreams in this moving short that reminds…

    Javi Navarro / Spain / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • King's Day

    Ajyal Competition

    It’s the King’s Day holiday in the Netherlands and everyone is celebrating the day off – except…

    Steven Wouterlood / Netherlands / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Listen to the Silence

    Ajyal Competition

    Nine-year-old Luka lives in a boarding school for deaf children. Somewhat hyperactive, the youn…

    Mariam Chachia / Georgia, Qatar / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • Moroshka

    Ajyal Competition

    Everyone in the village is terrified of the wolf who lives in the forest and eats the farmers’…

    Polina Minchenok / Russian Federation / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Octopus

    Ajyal Competition

    It sure is a breeze in the kitchen when you’ve got eight arms – but what if one of your arms do…

    Julia Ocker / Germany / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • The Peacock Who Wanted to Be a Star

    Ajyal Competition

    Alastair badly wants to be a star, but since peacocks don’t have great singing voices, he needs…

    Danielle M. Heitmuller / United States of America / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Perfect Houseguest

    Ajyal Competition

    Stunningly animated and wonderfully comical, ‘Perfect Houseguest’ will make you think twice bef…

    Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter / United States of America / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Pien, Queen of the Bees

    Ajyal Competition

    Pien suffers from bone cancer – and also happens to be the youngest beekeeper in the Netherland…

    Ellen Vloet / Netherlands / 2015 / Short Documentary

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  • Riceballs

    Ajyal Competition

    Kenji has lost his wife and Josh has lost his mother, and this father-son duo is not finding it…

    Shingo Usami / Australia / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Secret Society of Souptown

    Ajyal Competition

    When a villain known only as The Mask poisons most of the adults of their town with a toxin tha…

    Margus Paju / Estonia, Finland / 2015 / Feature Narrative

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  • The Silence

    Ajyal Competition

    A young Kurdish refugee accompanies her mother on a visit to the hospital, but is terrified tha…

    Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi / Italy, France / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Tangency

    Ajyal Competition

    Young Hikmat barely makes ends meet by collecting recyclables from dumpsters. When he has a run…

    Bashi Kasawneh / Jordan / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Tiger

    Ajyal Competition

    A tiger painted onto a dinner plate gets hungry, and soon an entire dinner of spaghetti, brocco…

    Kariem Saleh / Germany / 2015 / Short Narrative

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  • Twice Upon a Time

    Ajyal Competition

    Behind the headlines about the Syrian conflict are children waking up each day as refugees, far…

    Niam Itani / Lebanon / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • Um Khalifa

    Made in Qatar

    Khalifa was born with Down Syndrome. This frank conversation with his loving mother looks at he…

    Alanood Al-Kuwari, Noor AlKhaldi / Qatar / 2016 / Short Documentary

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