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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

All Films

Journey into Life

Runtime: 96 min

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


  • 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 increasingly l…

    Tomer Eshed / Germany / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Aamer

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Amira Bhargava / India / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Red

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Kholood Al-Ali / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • 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 considers what might ha…

    Ignas Meilūnas / Lithuania / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Dreams That Stayed

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Noor Al-Nasr / Qatar / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • Sing

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Kristóf Deák / Hungary / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Hamlet. Comedy

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Eugeniy Fadeyev / Russian Federation / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • The Penguin

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Pascale Hecquet / France / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • The House of Colors

    Ajyal Competition

    A little girl loves a technicolour television show so much that she wishes she could live inside it – but her…

    Nicolás P. Villarreal / Argentina / 2017 / Short Narrative

  • A Hole

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Maribel Suárez / Mexico / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • Yaman

    Ajyal Competition

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

    Amer AlBarzawi / Syria / 2016 / Short Narrative

  • The Pocket Man

    Ajyal Competition

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

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

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