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Posted On: 18 December 2013 02:08 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

The world of Anime to unfold at Ajyal Youth Film Festival’s ‘Otaku Exhibition’

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Anime fans are in for a treat; the ‘Otaku Exhibition,’ dedicated to the Japanese art form, will be open to the public at the inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival, from today (November 27) until November 30, at The Cultural Village Katara. Featuring works from a number of galleries, artists, and social clubs, the ‘Otaku Exhibition’ brings to life the world of novels, comic books, and the beloved art of manga, in one dynamic celebration. With works curated by Abdulla Al-Mosallam, visitors to the ‘Otaku Exhibition’ can gain vivid insights into works by local artists including Fatima Alnesf, Kholoud Al-Ali, and Abdulaziz Yousif. The artists are working alongside an array of cultural institutions and organisations including AnimeQtr and Qatar Japan Youth Association. Fans of Anime looking to embody their favourite characters can participate in the ‘Otaku Cosplay Event’ on November 29, 2013, where residents and visitors will have the opportunity to scoop awards across a number of categories including costumes for Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, and Open Category (open to all other costumes styles). Visitors will also be able to participate in an array of workshops spanning The Making of a Comic Book; Qatari Japanese Traditional Games; Cosplay Costume Making; Cosplay Hair & Makeup; Origami making; Introduction to Shogi; Anime History; Qartoon workshop; and Anime Stop Motion workshop. Over the three days, festival-goers can trade collectible cards; purchase anime merchandise and games; participate in the ‘Super Villain Hunt;’ Munny Painting; and ‘Make-your-own-Manga,’ enabling them to understand the various facets of anime. 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 workshops that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves. For more details on Ajyal Youth Film Festival, please visit - ILQ News -