Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 1 & 2 - Al Tabbab (الطبّاب)

Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Khalifa Al Mana / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2020 / 7 min / Colour / In No Dialogue / Domestic Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A boy and his father set sail to a secret site where they perform an ancient ritual to harvest pearls from a mysterious sea monster.

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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