Doha Film Institute’s third Ajyal youth festival to return in November

The third annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival will take place at Katara Cultural Village from Nov. 29 until Dec. 5 this year, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced.
The Arabic word Ajyal translates into “generations,” and the seven-day event caters to young people, as well as offers screenings and events that support and promote local and regional film-makers.

Though organizers have yet to release a detailed line up of this year’s event, confirmed offerings include The Sandbox digital exhibition space, outdoor screenings and the Doha Giffoni Youth Summit industry gathering.

In a statement, Fatma Al Remaihi, DFI head and film festival director, said:
“In just two editions, we have defined a unique niche for Ajyal in the international film festival landscape.

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The first two editions have shown us that we can make a positive impact on young people’s lives through cinema, and the feedback we have received from festival-goers both young and old, reinforces our belief that there is a need for a cultural event of our own that addresses the creativity of our youth.”
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Source News: Doha News
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