Ajyal Jury — Ajyal Film Festival | Doha Film Institute

Ajyal Film Festival 2024

Want to Be the First in Line for Ajyal 2024?
16–23 November 2024

Calling all young cinema lovers! Join us as an Ajyal Juror and take centre stage at one of the region’s most exciting, entertaining, and empowering film festivals this November!

Be part of a convergence of creative young minds aged between 8 and 25 worldwide as we come together in Doha to engage in a collaborative and innovative event that’s rich with cultural exchange and insightful dialogues. You will be at the heart of a unique celebration of the transformative power of filmmaking through hands-on workshops, fascinating screenings, and vibrant discussions—gaining invaluable insights from renowned talents.

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Your Voice Truly Matters…

As an Ajyal Juror, your opinions have a real impact on the world, as your votes help determine which directors will receive support for their next projects—empowering and shaping films that speak to and for your generation.

Enjoy the Ajyal Jury Experience!

Embark on a remarkable 8-day journey of cinematic exploration that goes beyond just viewing internationally acclaimed cinema. Engage in profound discussions with fellow jurors and experts, vote for your favourite films, and meet thought leaders who are leading positive changes in society through their work. Ajyal is not only about appreciating global creativity but also about self-expression, teamwork, improving critical thinking, and cultivating leadership skills. All while making lasting new friendships in a fun environment!

As an Ayal Juror, you will:
● Experience an array of short and feature-length films from around the world.
● Vote to determine the winners of the Ajyal Competition.
● Interact with international filmmakers and industry leaders.
● Participate in masterclasses & workshops that explore the nuances of filmmaking and creative expression.

Our Ajyal Jury is split into three categories by age:

Mohaq (New Moon):
Our youngest jurors, ages 8 to 12, will engage with a mix of thoughtful short films and four feature films.

Hilal (Crescent Moon):
Jurors aged 13 to 17 will experience four compelling feature films and a selection of meaningful shorts.

Bader (Full Moon):
Our programme for jurors aged 18 to 25 features four thought-provoking features and a variety of powerful short films.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

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We look forward to seeing you in November! Should you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at ajyaljury@dohafilminstitute.com