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Posted On: 12 November 2019 10:11 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Ajyal Film Festival to showcase 22 'Made in Qatar' films

Binu Cherian
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Signaling the vibrancy of the strong national film industry, the 7th Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), will present 22 captivating films by Qatari directors and Qatar based filmmakers in this year's Made in Qatar program presented by Ooredoo.

A highly-anticipated highlight of the Festival, Made in Qatar presented by Ooredoo serves as a unique platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their works on a global stage, drawing on the immersive power of cinema to tell their stories and establish a creative dialogue with audiences from around the world.

Paper Kite

The films will vie for the Made in Qatar Awards, chosen by a jury that includes Sudanese filmmaker Amjad Abu Alala; British actor, Kris Hitchen; and Qatari Architect and Urbanist Fatma Al Sehlawy.

Made in Qatar will once again shine a spotlight on home-grown talents with two film programs of narratives and documentaries that include the world premieres of recently completed projects from Qatar Film Fund recipients: Ahmad Al Sharif's End of the Road and Kholood Al Ali's Fragile.

The Black Veil

2019 Made in Qatar section at Ajyal once again presents two programs of shorts that include narratives, thought-provoking documentaries, and reflective essays, inspired by the values that define the nation - its culture, heritage, people and places.

The first program on Tuesday 19th November includes: Ahmad Al Sharif's End of the Road (2019); Tick Tock (2019) by Awad Karrar; The Artist: Yacoub Missi (2019) by Tony El Ghazal; Mariam Al Dubhani's In the Middle (2019); Falling Leaves (2019) by Dimitri Yuri; Refuge (2019) by Maha Essid; Abdulanaser Hassan Al Yafei's F-57 (2018); Socotra - The Invisible Island (2019) by Ching Siew Hua; A.J. Al-Thani's The Black Veil (2019); and Fragile (2019) by Kholood Al Ali.

The second program on Wednesday 20th November consists of: Abdulaziz Mohammed Khashabi's The Unlucky Hamster (2019); Revive the Lira's Glory (2019) by Alessandra El Chanti; Desert Bounty (2019) by Yassine Ouahrani; Sana Al Ansari's Batch 10 (2019); Ana Bas (2019) by Tony El Ghazal and Ayah Awartani; Beit Byoot (2019) by Mayar Hamdan; Dhabya Al Muhannadi's Maha'mel (2018); Nada Bedair's Paper Kite (2019); Doubled (2018) by Rana Al Khouli; Ghassan's Green Door (2019) by Lubna Mohsin and Munera Al Dosari; Majdy Naeem Al Sukhnii's Oh Ya Maal (2019); and Beyond Boundaries (2019) by Hemanth Madupu.

Source: QNA