Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival Awards


Each of the three Ajyal Juries awards a Best Film prize to their favourite short and feature-length films, for a total of six awards. The directors of the winning films are awarded funding toward their next film, so jurors are empowered to support and promote future content that is relevant and important to them, in a proactive way. A jury of regional industry professionals decide the Best FIlm in the Made in Qatar section.

Ajyal 2021 Award Winners

Mohaq Best Feature Film
Poupelle of Chimney Town directed by Yusuke Hirota

Mohaq Best Short Film
Umbrellas directed by José Prats & Álvaro Robles

Hilal Best Feature Film
Captains of Zaatari directed by Ali El Arabi

Hilal Best Short Film
Olayan directed by Khalifa Al-Marri

Bader Best Feature Film
Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege directed by Abdallah Al-Khatib

Bader Best Short Film
When Beirut was Beirut directed by Alessandra El Chanti

Bariq Best Short Film
Ink directed by Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk

Ajyal Audience Award
Orca directed by Sahar Mossayebi

Made in Qatar Winners

Special Jury Mention
Virtual Voice directed by Suzannah Mirghani

Abdulaziz Jassim Award for Best Performance
Saleh Salem Al-Marri - From ‘Olayan’

Best Narrative
Olayan directed by Khalifa Al-Marri

Best Documentary
And Then They Burn the Sea directed by Majid Al-Remaihi