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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017


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  • Aamer

    Ajyal Competition

    Aamer, who has a hearing impairment, lives on the streets of Mumbai. When his mother gives him…

    Amira Bhargava / India / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • The Best Life

    Made in Kuwait

    Over the course of a day, a man is glued to his smartphone, following his favourite social-medi…

    Meqdad Al Kout / Kuwait / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Bird Watch - Health

    Made in Kuwait

    This charming episode of the ‘Bird Watch’ series features wonderful line-drawn animation and wh…

    Zahra Al-Mahdi / Kuwait / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • The Breadwinner

    Ajyal Competition, Special Screening

    Parvana lives with her family in war-torn Kabul. When her father is arrested by the authorities…

    Nora Twomey / Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Disappearance

    Ajyal Competition

    In an Iranian culture that operates within strict social mores, Sara, a university student, and…

    Ali Asgari / Iran, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Dreams That Stayed

    Ajyal Competition

    One evening, a man is working late at the office, alone apart from the presence of the building…

    Noor Al-Nasr / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Hamlet. Comedy

    Ajyal Competition

    Deceptively simple animation shows what happens when a group of rambunctious schoolchildren and…

    Eugeniy Fadeyev / Russian Federation / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • A Hole

    Ajyal Competition

    A little girl is fascinated by a hole she finds in the ground – but if holes won’t play games,…

    Maribel Suárez / Mexico / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • House in the Fields

    Ajyal Competition

    High in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, life in an isolated rural Amazigh community has changed…

    Tala Hadid / Morocco, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Documentary

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  • The House of Colors

    Ajyal Competition

    A little girl loves a technicolour television show so much that she wishes she could live insid…

    Nicolás P. Villarreal / Argentina / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • I Wasn't Cheating

    Made in Kuwait

    During an Arabic exam, Suleiman is wrongly accused of cheating. Part morality tale, part gentle…

    Mousaed Khaled / Kuwait / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Liyana

    Ajyal Competition

    Liyana is a young, fictional girl created by several young orphans in Swaziland, where the scou…

    Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp / Swaziland, Qatar, United States of America / 2017 / Feature Documentary

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  • Loving Vincent

    Ajyal Competition

    Few artists hold such a significant place as Vincent van Gogh, who produced about 2,100 works o…

    Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman / United Kingdom, Poland, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Mr Night Has a Day Off

    Ajyal Competition

    Mr Night decides to have some fun while the sun is still shining, as this playful film consider…

    Ignas Meilūnas / Lithuania / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Muneera

    Made in Kuwait

    Dreamily and seamlessly moving between Kuwait City and Venice, ‘Muneera’ is a cautionary tale t…

    Oscar Boyson / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon

    Ajyal Competition

    An insatiably hungry chameleon’s eyes might prove too big for his tummy as he greedily eats the…

    Tomer Eshed / Germany / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • The Penguin

    Ajyal Competition

    Based on a lovely children’s song, ‘The Penguin’ tells the tale of a penguin who doesn’t like t…

    Pascale Hecquet / France / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • A Picture

    Made in Kuwait

    When Abdullah’s father gives him a new camera, he is thrilled. But while he is out and about ta…

    Dawood Shuail / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • The Pocket Man

    Ajyal Competition

    A teeny tiny man who lives in an old suitcase makes a surprise connection with an elderly blind…

    Ana Chubinidze / France, Switzerland, Georgia / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Red

    Ajyal Competition

    A lonely boy sees a pair of red trainers hanging from a telephone wire. Can he stamp out his fe…

    Kholood Al-Ali / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Sandarah

    Made in Kuwait

    During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a detachment of soldiers is sent to arrest a family. Deep…

    Yousef Al Bagshi / Kuwait / 2014 / Short Narrative

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  • Sing

    Ajyal Competition

    When young Zsófi is told by Miss Erika, the choirmistress at her school, she is not good enough…

    Kristóf Deák / Hungary / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Step

    Ajyal Competition

    The Lethal Ladies of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women are a formidable step team…

    Amanda Lipitz / United States of America / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • Yaman

    Ajyal Competition

    Young and poor, Yaman creates a solution to his difficult circumstances, and at the same time g…

    Amer AlBarzawi / Syria / 2016 / Short Narrative

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