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Doha Film In­sti­tute has un­der­lined its com­mit­ment to en­cour­ag­ing cul­tural ex­change through film at the Gif­foni Film Fes­ti­val, the largest chil­dren's film fes­ti­val in Europe, held in Italy.

Cel­e­brat­ing the part­ner­ship be­tween Doha Film In­sti­tute and Gif­foni, six jurors from the in­au­gu­ral Ajyal Youth Film Fes­ti­val were cho­sen to join the in­ter­na­tional youth jury of the Gif­foni Film Fes­ti­val. They de­lib­er­ated on the win­ners of the 44th edi­tion of the film fes­ti­val which took place from July 18 – 27.

The six jury mem­bers from Qatar in­cluded Deema Al Hail, Naji Al Ali, and Ayah Al An­sari, in the 13+ cat­e­gory; and Ab­du­laziz Al Had­dad, Sana Al An­sari, and Ab­dulKa­reem Anisetty, in the 16+ sec­tion.

The jurors from Qatar joined over 3,500 young peo­ple from coun­tries in­clud­ing Italy, Brazil, Croa­tia, Rus­sia and South Africa. This is the third year that Doha Film In­sti­tute has fa­cil­i­tated the attendance of young tal­ents from Qatar at Gif­foni.

As part of its pres­ence at Gif­foni Film Fes­ti­val, Doha Film In­sti­tute hosted an If­tar for del­e­gates of the Fes­ti­val, where vis­i­tors were pro­vided with in­sights into lo­cal Qatari cul­ture. A showcase of works by Qatar-based film­mak­ers was also pre­sented, fea­tur­ing a spe­cial pro­gramme of short films ti­tled ‘Made in Qatar'.

The sec­ond edi­tion of the Ajyal Film Fes­ti­val will take place from De­cem­ber 1 – 6 at Katara Cul­tural Vil­lage.

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