Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Al Tabbab (التباب)

Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Khalifa Al Mana / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2020 / 7 min / In No Dialogue / Domestic Premiere
Rated: This film has not been rated.


A boy and his father set sail to a secret site where they perform an ancient offering ritual to harvest pearls from a mysterious sea monster. The young boy is determined to make his father proud but struggles with the demanding tasks given to him. When the sea monster prefers the boy’s pet goat to the usual offerings, our young hero must perform a gallant rescue to save his friend and show his father that he is ready to be his own man.

About the Director

Khalifa Al Mana is an engineer, 3D animator and filmmaker. He completed an intensive 18-month programme on character animation and has recently directed his first 3D Animated short film entitled ‘Al Tabbab’. In all of his work, Khalifa is striving to put the Qatari animated film industry on the map internationally and regionally. He is committed to telling original Qatari and authentic Arab stories of great cultural relevance to the world.


Khalifa Al Mana
Khalifa Al Mana
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