Are you a Doha-based cinephile who would sacrifice everything for the love of film? But what if you have a day job (just like most expats) and has no way to fix a solid and realistic schedule to juggle both earning a living and watching your favourite movies on the big screen?
Well if that's the case, worry no more as we've lined up a film itinerary that will effortlessly solve your dilemma!
Scroll all the way down and follow ILQ's Ajyal Film Festival 2018 movie schedule to make sure that you'll never miss a must-watch feature film while seeing to it that you're not compromising on your daily office duty!
Disclaimer: The following movies contain information such as the title, its country/ies of origin, its time of screening, and the Katara theater where it will be screened. We've also provided you a synopsis of each as well the awards associated with them.
Houses both the Katara Opera House (K16-OH) and the Katara Drama Theater (K16-DT).
Houses two cinemas—Katara 12 Theatre A (K12-A) and Katara 12 Theatre B (K12-B). And is also home to the Ajyal Katara Main Box Office.
It's their first time to participate in the film festival and their The Pearl branch is screening movies under the NOV-P1 legend.
7:00 PM (K16-OH, K16-DT)
Libya, UK, Netherlands, USA, Qatar, Lebanon, Canada
An intimate look at post-revolution Libya through the eyes of an aspiring all-female soccer team, whose struggle to gain mainstream acceptance mirrors the broader challenges facing women in contemporary Libyan society.
Nominated for Best Documentary Award at the Stockholm Film Festival 2018
6:00 PM (K16-OH)
Olivier is fighting with his comrades at work against injustices, but one night his wife Laura leaves him and the kids on 9 and 6. He must now meet another struggle and face up to his new responsibilities. Can he find a new balance?
Winner of a Critics Award at Hamburg Film Festival 2018
9:30 PM (K16-OH)
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018
2:00 PM (K16-DT)
When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.
Nominated for a Youth Jury Award at Seattle International Film Festival 2015
4:00 PM (K16-OH)
As part of the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture, Ajyal 2018 is proud to present a selection of contemporary short films from up-and-coming Russian film directors, specially curated by Alexei Medvedev.
6:30 PM (K12-A)
Germany, France, Brazil
Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was opened in 1923 and, under Adolf Hitler, extended to become the world's largest airport which was finally closed in 2008. But even today Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures being used simultaneously as a refugee shelter and a leisure park for the inhabitants of Berlin.
Winner of the Amnesty International Film Prize at Berlin International Film festival 2018
8:30 PM (K16-DT)
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2018
Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.
Winner of a Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018
4:00 PM (K16-OH)
Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.
Winner of the Gyphon Awrd at Giffoni Film Festival 2018
6:00 PM (K12-A)
The story of how Kailash Satyarthi launched a built a global movement to rescue children from slavery.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2018
8:00 PM (K16-OH)
In 2015, Ossamah Al Mohsen and his 8-year-old son were tripped up by a TV reporter on the Hungarian border. The moment was captured on film and it soon became one of the most iconic images of the Syrian conflict.
Winner of the Biznaga de Plata Audience Award at the Malaga Film Festival 2018
5:30 PM (NOV-P1)
8:30 PM (NOV-P1)
The family-themed festival once again delighted to celebrate the thriving state of filmmaking at home with their annual programme of local productions made right here in Qatar. All of the films presented in their two programmes are making their world premieres and include narratives, thought-provoking documentaries and reflective essays.
6:00 PM (K12-A)
A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Nominated for the Grand Prize at Seattle International Film Festival 2018
8:00 PM (K12-B)
Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.
Winner of Best Screenplay Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival is up and running until the 3rd of December (Monday) and we hope that by following this simple and realistic itinerary, you guys will be able to enjoy your Ajyal experience!
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