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.
Our youngest audiences sparkle with energy and the films in this section are selected to satisfy the excitement and curiosity of children from the age of four, and are appropriate for the whole family. Bariq audience members cast a vote for their favourite film.
The new moon is full of hidden secrets and endless possibilities. The critical minds of young people will be challenged and stimulated by the films in this section, which are appropriate for audiences eight years of age and older.
Carried along by the crescent in their teenage years, soon-to-be adults will find films in this section that trigger new thoughts and ideas, and encourage their self-expression. Films are suitable for audiences 13 years of age and older.
Young adults have closed the circle of youth and are now taking their own steps on the path of life. Their opinions resonate more strongly and this appealing programme exposes them to cinema as a contemporary art form.
Made in Qatar
Come celebrate our homegrown talent! Ajyal’s Made in Qatar series continues with a selection of films made by filmmakers from Qatar, and those who call Qatar home. The showcase includes independent Qatari productions and several short films made as part of two of the Doha Film Institutes’ filmmaking challenges.
A selection of diverse films including Opening Night, Tributes, Cinema under the Stars and Themed Screenings.
SONY Cinema Under the Stars
All screenings at the SONY Cinema Under the Stars at Katara are free of charge. The weather is pure perfection for the magic of the movies under the stars, so bring the whole family to check out two wonderful documentaries. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
New this year, Ajyal presents thrills and chills that will keep you at the edge of your seat – because who needs to sleep, anyway?