Ajyal Film Festival 2024

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2015

  • In Conversation with Hany Abu-Assad and Mohammed Assaf

    Join Academy Award-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad and ‘Arab Idol’ champion Mohammed Assaf for an in-depth discussion about bringing the Idol’s life story to the big screen, the power of combining music and cinema and the challenges facing Arab artists today.

    Mon, Nov 30, 05:30 PM

  • A Producer’s Guide to Animation: The Making of the ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

    Paul Kewley has worked in the film, television and digital industries for more than 20 years. The producer of the ‘Shaun the Sheep’, Kewley will conduct an animation master class, discussing how Shaun made the transition from bit player (in Nick Park’s ‘Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave’) to movie star, as well as the role of the producer, including creative development and how the ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ was made. Sponsored by the Qatar Animation Centre, an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

    Mon, Nov 30, 03:00 PM

  • Children in Conflict Areas: Empowering Youth to Share Their Stories

    We have all been shocked by the heartbreaking images of the refugee crisis dominating the news. This panel considers the many young people around the world whose lives have been disrupted by socio-political conflict, illness and poverty. What tools do these children have to tell their stories? What kind of stories do they have access to? A highlight of the Doha Giffoni Youth Media Summit, this public panel aims to create a conversation around how content creation in film and media can assist children in conflict areas to share their stories.

    Wed, Dec 2, 03:30 PM

  • The Gaming Industry

    The talk will be centered on the different markets in the games industry: mobile, PC and console; and the trends in each market regarding successful strategies. The talk will also focus on the rise of smaller game studios and how this impacts the industry as a whole.

    Fri, Dec 4, 05:00 PM

  • Girnass: Gaming and Storytelling through Games

    Mobile gaming studio Girnass will be hosting a talk as part of the Ajyal Geekdom exhibition. The company makes games and apps for various purposes and they do some great work! The talk will be centred on gaming and storytelling through games. The Girnass team will provide an overview of the mobile game industry and how to both create and market a great game.

    Mon, Nov 30, 06:00 PM