How to Attend

Your guide to the Ajyal Film Festival 2020

As this year’s Ajyal Film Festival is a little different, we will be presenting some of our events virtually and others physically in select locations around Qatar.

Our virtual festival will be available for you to enjoy from 8PM (GMT+3) on 18 November until midnight on 23 November. Physical events will be held at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City, and our exciting new drive-in cinema experience at Lusail.

For a full schedule and to buy your tickets now, please visit

Attending the Ajyal Film Festival Virtually

Where can I watch Ajyal events online?
Our virtual festival is powered by Eventive and can be enjoyed on most devices with a reliable and fast internet connection. We recommend you first run this compatibility test before purchasing any tickets: Compatibility Test

How can I buy tickets?
Tickets will go on sale from 2PM (GMT+3) on 4 November and can be purchased online at All films will become available for viewing on 18 November, unless otherwise stated in the film description. Please note that some films have a strictly limited number of views and so may sell out quickly.

How long do I have to watch my content?
Most content is available for you to enjoy from 8PM (GMT+3) on 18 November until midnight on 23 November. If you have pre-purchased your tickets before then, you will receive an email reminder as soon as your chosen event comes online. For most screenings, you will have five days to watch them, and as soon as you click the ‘Watch Now’ button, you will have 24-hours to finish the film.

Some screenings and events will be streamed as live broadcasts at a specific date and time. All availability and streaming policies are clearly indicated on each event page so please pay close attention to these rules before purchasing a ticket or pressing the ‘Watch Now’ button.

What content will be broadcast live?
Ajyal Talks, Ajyal Tunes, select screenings, and our filmmaker Q&As are all live events that will be broadcast on our Ajyal platform or via Zoom.

I am not in Qatar, can I still virtually attend Ajyal?
Due to the specific regional film distribution rights, some films will be restricted by geographical location. All Ajyal 2020 content is available for viewing from inside Qatar, and some will also be accessible from the extended MENA region. You can find full information about geo-blocking restrictions for each film in its description.

Which countries are included in the extended MENA region?
Qatar, Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

How much are tickets to the virtual festival?

Opening Night Film   30 QAR
General Films   25 QAR
MIQ Short Film Packages   25 QAR
Other Short Film Packages   15 QAR
The 5 for 100 Virtual Festival Package   100 QAR

What is the 5 for 100 Virtual Festival Package?
The 5 for 100 Virtual Festival Package will allow you to watch any five of our online features or short film programmes for just 100 QAR!


Attending Physical Events at the Ajyal Film Festival

Where will events take place in Qatar?
Physical events will be held at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City, and our exciting new drive-in cinema experience at Lusail.

Ajyal screenings at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City
We are delighted to have once again partnered with VOX cinemas to bring the magic of Ajyal to a wider audience. For a full listing of screenings and to buy your tickets now, please visit the VOX website here.

Ticket Prices:
Regular seating   60 QAR
Premium seating   90 QAR

Ajyal Drive-In Cinema at Lusail
For a full schedule of events and to purchase your tickets for our drive-in cinema at Lusail, please click here.

Ticket Prices:
Ajyal Film Screenings   100 QAR per car
Ajyal Tunes Concerts   50 QAR per car

Drive-in ticketing policy:

  • Ajyal Drive-in tickets are sold exclusively online at

  • One ticket is valid for one regular-sized car only (Sedan or SUV)

  • Parking spots are numbered, and an e-ticket with a unique QR code will be sent to your email. Please make sure to keep your e-ticket safe as it will be scanned at the drive-in entrance, and only admit one car per ticket.

  • All passengers will be required to present their green Ehteraz code for inspection.

A 20% discount is available for all Qatar Museum Culture Pass holders and partners. To avail of your discount, enter your membership number in the discount field when purchasing tickets or a ticket package. Please note, this discount is not applicable to screenings at VOX cinema.

Payment method and refund policy
All payments for Ajyal Film festival 2020 are processed by Stripe online at
No refunds. No exchanges.