After one whole week of celebrating cinema, creativity, and the role of art in changing human life, the sixth edition of the annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival has come to an end yesterday (December 3) at the Katara Beach Front.
The evening's main highlights were of course, the winners led by 'Capharnaum' which won the Best Feature Length Film award for the Bader category as well as the most-coveted Audience Choice accolade.
On the other hand, 'What Walaa Wants' and 'Zoo' won the top prize for the Hilal and Mohaq categories, respectively. The Best Short Film Awards went to 'Transformation', 'Killing Hope' and Qatari film 'Gubgub'—which also bagged the inaugural Abdulaziz Jassim Award for Best Performance earlier this year.
Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi was presented with an honourary award for his global contribution to preventing the exploitation and violence against children
Over 550 young Ajyal Jurors selected the Best Films and Best Short Films in the three categories. Representing 55 countries, they included 25 international jurors who came to Doha for the event from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Spain, Turkey, and the UK.
This year, the Ajyal Film Festival competition showcased 33 shorts, including eight ‘Made in Qatar’, and 13 thought-provoking feature films.
Hosted by the Doha Film Institute at the Katara Cultural Village, this year's Ajyal is indeed another successful installment of the annual tradition with all the memorable achievements associated with it.
To watch the highlights from Ajyal's red carpet opening night, click HERE.
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