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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. He embraced art since childhood and always wanted to understand the magic and secrets of cartoon animation and stop motion. As a result, he dedicated many years to research and experiments to make animatable puppets. 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 was awarded at Ras Al Khaimah in 2014. Ibrahim is a grantee at the Doha Film Institute for his 3D animated film, 'Smile You Deserve It'.


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