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Oxy Qatar renews commitment as Principal Partner of Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Jul 21, 2014

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Doha, Qatar; July 13, 2014: Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar) has renewed its commitment with the Doha Film Institute to serve as a ‘Principal Partner’ for the Ajyal Youth Film Festival for the next three years.

Marking its second year of partnership with the Institute, Oxy Qatar has been committed to supporting the local community by playing an active role in nurturing talent and strengthening Qatar’s cultural landscape.

In the run up to the second, third, and fourth edition, Oxy Qatar will work alongside the Doha Film Institute to support the country’s burgeoning film culture.

Steve Kelly, President and General Manager of Oxy Qatar, said: “Oxy is proud to renew our partnership and join forces once again with the Doha Film Institute. Our partnership serves to encourage creativity among the young people in our community, build international friendships and inspire the next generation of storytellers.”

Abdulaziz Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer, Doha Film Institute, said: “The renewed ties between Oxy Qatar and Doha Film Institute are a testament to public-private sector partnerships and their importance in drawing out a roadmap for the future success of our creative industries.”

Fatma Al Remaihi, Director of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival said: “Through Oxy Qatar’s support, we are able to continue in our mission to bring young people and their families in contact with cinema that will spark the imagination, entertain, enlighten and most importantly, bring people together through culture and creativity.”

Ajyal Youth Film Festival builds on the Doha Film Institute’s history of community-based programming. Ajyal invites generations to come together to discuss cinema through events that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves. The second edition will take place from December 1 – 6 at Katara Cultural Village.

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