Ajyal Film Festival 2024

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

  • Perceptions: Media Influences on our Daily Lives

    Join us as a panel of world-renowned social media personalities share their views on the current state of the media and how it impacts our daily lives. Following their short presentations, they will engage in an insightful group discussion and a moderated Q&A session with the audience.

    Thu, Nov 30, 06:00 PM

  • Overcome: How Art Beats Adversity

    History has proven that times of struggle can often ignite social movements and inspire compelling works of art. Unique voices emerge that can provide perspective, using their craft to pave the way to progress. This panel invites members of the young Qatari film community and a representative of the Sarajevo Film Festival to share their stories and draw parallels between their experiences.

    Fri, Dec 1, 06:30 PM

  • Not for Sale: A Focus on Child Trafficking

    A poignant discussion held by UN representative Jenna Dawson-Faber and Professor of Law at Qatar University, Dr. Mohamed Y. Mattar, a legal expert in the field of human trafficking. This talk follows the screening of ‘Even When I Fall’, with the panel joined by filmmakers Sky Neal and Elhum Shakerifar, and two of the trafficking survivors who are profiled in their film.

    Sat, Dec 2, 04:30 PM

  • In Conversation with Shirin Neshat

    A fascinating discussion with acclaimed Iranian visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. In a conversation moderated by Fatma Al Sehlawi, Shirin will discuss her life and art, which spans photography, film and video work. Her latest film, ‘Looking for Oum Kulthum’, features as an Ajyal Special Screening this year.

    Sun, Dec 3, 06:00 PM