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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2018

The Ajyal Youth Film Festival engages families and educators through an annual celebration of the best in international youth cinema and year-round activities that enrich film appreciation.

Made in Qatar Programme presented by Occidental Petroleum

Once again, the Ajyal Youth Film Festival is pleased to celebrate the exciting state of filmmaking at home with our annual slate of work made right here in Qatar. This year, we present two programmes of shorts, including narratives, documentaries and thoughtful essays.

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Journey into Life

Come with us as we explore stories from far-flung nations and meet some exceptional characters.

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What is a ‘home’? This programme of international short films questions the concept, exploring its challenges and its relevance to our lives today.

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Abstract Visions

This programme of international short films presents some unique, daring and truly original voices in cinema today.

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Another Reality

Join us on the other side(s) of storytelling as we present a programme of international short films that question our ‘realities’.

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Made in Kuwait

This year, we introduce a programme for which we invite a country to share examples of their classic and contemporary cinema. We are delighted this inaugural edition comes to us from Kuwait!

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SONY Cinema Under the Stars Short Film Programme

This programme features highlights of films presented in previous Made in Qatar competitions.

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‘Al-Johara’ and ‘Kashta’ – An Inclusive Experience

Working in partnership with the Translation and Interpreting Institute of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad bin Khalifa University,
we are once again delighted to bring the magic of cinema to everyone through our inclusive cinema screenings.

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Bariq Short Film Programme

Our Bariq programme is a fun-filled and family-friendly selection of short films that are sure to keep audiences of all ages entertained. This year also features a world-premiere cine-concert, ‘My Little Beasts’, which will be accompanied by live music from Anthony Boulc’h and Fanch Minou’s.

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Made in Qatar Shabab Presented by Occidental Petroleum

The Qatari film industry is thriving, and we are once again delighted to bring you some of its finest examples. Our Made in Qatar series returns, and this year marks the first-ever Made in Qatar Shabab programme, featuring short films made by the youngest generation of local talent.

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