Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Watchmaker At Time's End

Ajyal Competition

Shaheen Sheriff / Short Narrative / India / 2020 / 5 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Malayalam / English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Dramedy
MENA Premiere


Time is uncomfortably relative in our hero’s world as he struggles to make the perfect watch to keep up with the times. A labour of love, this animated science fiction is set in the director’s hometown of Kerala. Impressively made using only open-source software; this temporal adventure is testament to what can be created at no cost with a bit of talent and well—time.

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About the Directors

Animates and illustrates for a living and for fun. Likes to experiment with mixed media including traditional techniques, digital animation, projection mapping, etc. Made a short film (Watchmaker at Time's End) utilizing only open source tools, and developed workflows using them. Trying to create animations set in Indian contexts.


Shaheen Sheriff
Abida Mohamed Sherief
Vishnu Chandran, Kiran Ravindran, Sunakshi Puri, Shaheen Sheriff

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