Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films


Ajyal Competition, Made in Qatar

Abdulla Al-Janahi / Short Narrative / Qatar, Indonesia / 2020 / 9 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: 3D Animation
Domestic Premiere


Aqua, the sea turtle, was born with the disability of having one fin smaller than the other. But he doesn’t let it get in the way of his life’s journey from nest to sea—one fraught with dangerous predators and tragic pollution. This endearingly humorous animation hides a more profound message of perseverance and the importance of being environmentally conscious.

About the Directors

Abdulla Mohammed Al-Janahi is a Qatari filmmaker with a passion for making a difference through his unique work. He firmly believes that through the power of creativity and animation, a person can do magical things. He has written several scripts for feature and short films and has worked on a traditional Qatari series. He is the writer and director of the short film ‘Hope’, which won the best short film award at Ajyal Film Festival 2020. In addition, he was the producer of the short film ‘The Unlucky Hamster’, which won the Made in Qatar Special Jury Award at the Ajyal Film Festival 2019. He is currently working on several upcoming projects for 2021.


Abdulla Al-Janahi
Abdulla Al-Janahi
Abdulaziz Khashabi
Production Company
Green Tree Production & Lumine Studio

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