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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

Made in Russia

Runtime: 94 min

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.


  • The Hymns of Muscovy

    Special Screening

    The film is a trip to the planet 'Muscovy', an upside-down space twin of the city of Moscow, Russia.

    Dimitri Venkov / Russian Federation / 2018 / Short Documentary

  • The Return of Erkin

    Special Screening

    Erkin is released from prison after serving a lengthy sentence. Clearly changed from the experience and

    Maria Guskova / Russian Federation / 2015 / Short Narrative

  • Aquathlon

    Special Screening

    A young man is not too pleased when he is dragged to swimming lessons by his well-meaning mother.

    Alexey Shabarov / Russian Federation / 2018 / Short Narrative

  • What a Pest

    Special Screening

    Fisherman Sergei escapes from everyday life to the uninhabited shores of Onega to meet with the ghost of his

    Svetlana Chernikova / Russian Federation / 2018 / Short Documentary

  • Hide and Seek

    Special Screening

    A young boy is preparing to bury his beloved cat. On the way to the pet cemetery, an unexpected event forces t…

    Anastasia Ostapenko / Russian Federation / 2018 / Short Narrative

  • The First Thunder

    Special Screening

    A beautifully illustrated musical fantasy that depicts the awakening of Mother Nature after her winter hiberna…

    Anastasia Melikhova / Russian Federation / 2017 / Short Narrative

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