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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017


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  • 1001 Days

    Ajyal Competition

    Within a traditional fairy-tale structure, this animated short addresses eternal issues like sa…

    Aisha Al-Jaidah / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • At Eye Level

    Ajyal Competition

    Ten-year-old Michi never knew his father, and since the tragic death of his mother, he has live…

    Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner / Germany / 2016 / Feature Narrative

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  • Dead Horses

    Ajyal Competition

    ‘Dead Horses’ presents a vision of wartime on the ground from the point of view of a bewildered…

    Marc Riba, Anna Solanas / Spain / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Everyday Heroes

    Ajyal Competition

    Five youngsters, each with a difficult and chronic medical condition, allow the filmmakers to f…

    Anne-Dauphine Julliand / France / 2016 / Feature Documentary

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  • Hedgehog's Home

    Ajyal Competition

    There’s no place like home – and Hedgehog’s den is his castle. Hedgehog commands the respect of…

    Eva Cvijanović / Canada, Croatia / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Looking for Oum Kulthum

    Special Screening

    It would be difficult to find an icon of modern Arab culture to surpass the status of singer Ou…

    Shirin Neshat, in collaboration with Shoja Azari / Germany, Austria, Italy, Qatar, Lebanon / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Mare Nostrum

    Ajyal Competition

    On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian man does something that risks his young daught…

    Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf / France, Syria / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Nanuuq

    Ajyal Competition

    Changes in the global environment are melting the globe’s ice caps, and the stunningly animated…

    Jim Lachasse / France / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Our Time Is Running Out

    Ajyal Competition

    In a blissful alternate universe, a society of children lives according to strict rules, and de…

    Meriem Mesraoua / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Perched

    Ajyal Competition

    A ship’s captain lives in a submarine, which is inexplicably perched on top of a mountain. When…

    Liam Harris / United Kingdom / 2016 / Short Narrative

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  • Scrambled

    Ajyal Competition

    ‘Scrambled’ pairs up the tactile joys of the Rubik’s Cube with the whiz-bang of contemporary vi…

    Bastiaan Schravendeel / Netherlands / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • The Switchman

    Ajyal Competition

    Each time a train arrives at a remote station, the switchman catches a glimpse of his beloved –…

    Mehdi Khorramain / Iran / 2017 / Short Narrative

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  • Walking Out

    Ajyal Competition

    Fourteen-year-old David and his estranged dad Cal are reunited for the first time in a year whe…

    Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith / United States of America / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • Wallay

    Ajyal Competition

    When 13-year-old Ady gets himself into trouble in a French suburb, his father decides to send h…

    Berni Goldblat / France, Burkina Faso, Qatar / 2017 / Feature Narrative

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  • When I Hear the Birds Sing

    Ajyal Competition

    The dreams of youths from Côte d’Ivoire are expressed as bright scenes against the horrors they…

    Trine Vallevik Håbjørg / Norway / 2016 / Short Narrative

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