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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

The Ajyal Film Festival engages families and educators through an annual celebration of the best in international youth cinema. Our programme includes thought-provoking documentaries, captivating drama, light-hearted comedy and live performances - so there really is something for everyone and all ages to enjoy.

Made In Qatar – Presented by Ooredoo

We are once again delighted to celebrate the thriving state of filmmaking at home with our annual programme of local productions made right here in Qatar. All of the films presented in our two programmes are making their world premieres and include narratives, thought-provoking documentaries and reflective essays.

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Join us for an inspiring selection of short films which illustrate that good things come to those who never give up.

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This programme of short films is a testament to standing strong, even when all the odds are stacked against you.

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Adversity is a great teacher, and the films in this programme show how when faced with the right mindset, it can be a catalyst for self-development and growth.

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‘My Family Tree’ Cine-Concert – Presented by Festival Tout-Petits Cinema

Ajyal is delighted to once again welcome Forum des Images to present the Qatar premiere of their wonderful cine-concert – ‘My Family Tree’.

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Bariq Short Film Programme

Join us for a selection of charming shorts that will keep the whole family entertained.

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Made in Russia

As part of Qatar-Russia Year of Culture, we are proud to present a selection of contemporary short films from up-and-coming Russian film directors, specially curated by Alexei Medvedev.

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An Inclusive Experience – Theeb

In partnership with the Translation and Interpreting Institute of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad bin Khalifa University, we are once again honoured to bring the magic of cinema to everyone through an inclusive screening experience.

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SONY Cinema Under The Stars

Join us for three fun-filled days of cinema, music and live performances at the Ajyal Stage!

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Ajyal at Novo Cinemas, The Pearl

This year, in partnership with Novo Cinemas, we are expanding the Ajyal Film Festival to an even wider audience with a series of exclusive screenings at their Pearl Theatre One.

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