The Ajyal Film Festival 2019 organised by Doha Film Institute (DFI) will be held from November 18-23 at Katara Cultural Village.
General entry - 20 to 50QR
Katara Cultural Village , Qatar
18 November 2019, 12:00 AM
23 November 2019, 12:00 AM
The seventh Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), will present a compelling slate of 96 films from 39 countries that demonstrate the power of storytelling to transform minds, and will inspire audiences and stimulate discussions about real and relevant issues that affect them.
The six-day event, to be held from November 18- 23 at Katara Cultural Village, will feature public screenings, Ajyal jury screenings, interactive discussions, red carpet events, and community-oriented activities that will delight all ages.
This year, the festival is being held under the theme, ‘Find Film, Find Life. The focus is to engage the audience and make them realise how the transformative power of films helps in finding new perspectives and new ways to understand life.
Also, the organizers have expanded the scope of the festival this year as the movies will be screened at different centres around the city. There will be screening at Katara, Doha Festival City, Nova Cinemas among other places. The films include 23 feature films and 73 short films with 56 women directors and 50 films from the Arab countries.
There will be five inspiring DFI-supported short films from Qatar’s promising filmmaking talent at the festival. Presented in collaboration with the Translation and Interpreting Institute of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the trans-adapted presentation marks the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A selection of contemporary short films from up-and-coming directors from India is part of the Made in India special presentation to celebrate the ‘Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture’.
Tickets for the 7th Ajyal Film Festival are already available for purchase at the Ajyal Main Box Office located in Katara Building 10, at the Ajyal Box Office at Vox Cinemas Doha Festival City for screenings taking place at Vox Cinemas and from the Novo Cinemas Box Office for screenings at the Novo Cinemas Pearl.