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Smile You Deserve It

Spring Grants 2020 - Production Stage

Ibrahim Albuainain / Short Narrative / Qatar / 4 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, 3D Animation


A forever-smiling farmer proves that hard work and optimism can bring you the fruit of success. The positive demeanour of an ever-optimistic farmer teaches his pessimistic neighbour a beautiful life lesson—that work done with joy and persistence always bears the best harvest.


Ibrahim Albuainain
Ibrahim Albuainain
Ibrahim Albuainain

About the Director

Ibrahim Albuainain is a writer, art director and filmmaker from Qatar. He has embraced art since childhood, and he has always wanted to understand the magic of cartoon animation and stop-motion. He dedicated many years to learning and experimenting with various techniques to make animatable puppets. His works focus on promoting positive human behaviour and children empowerment. His first stop-motion film, 'The Last Drop of Oil' (2012), was an official selection in many film festivals, such as the Family Film Festival in Hollywood and Douban Film Festival in Seoul. The film won a title at Ras Alkhaimah in 2014. Ibrahim is a grantee at Doha Film Institute for his short animated films 'Smile You Deserve It' and 'Civilization of Equality'.


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