THE CUR­TAIN RISES

Qatar Today - - CITY LIFE > DOHA DIARY -

The com­pe­ti­tion line-up at Ajyal 2015 com­prises fea­ture films from 20 coun­tries and a se­ries of short film pro­grammes. More than 500 young peo­ple from the ages of 8 to 21 who make up the Ajyal Com­pe­ti­tion Jury will watch and an­a­lyse a dy­namic pro­gramme of films un­der three com­pet­i­tive sec­tions – Mo­haq, Hi­lal, and Bader – fol­lowed by dis­cus­sions and events in­clud­ing pan­els, work­shops and Q&A ses­sions with film­mak­ers.The Jury in­cludes a del­e­ga­tion of 24 in­ter­na­tional ju­rors who will travel to Doha for the event from 12 coun­tries in­clud­ing Aus­tralia, Bahrain, Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Le­banon, Oman, Ser­bia, Tur­key and the United Arab Emi­rates. Seven­teen films are be­ing screened in the ‘Made in Qatar' pro­gramme fea­tur­ing home-grown se­ries of films high­light­ing the tal­ent of Qatari film­mak­ers and those who call Qatar home. The fes­ti­val will come to a close with the world pre­miere of, Bi­lal, a new an­i­mated fea­ture film by Direc­tors Ay­man Ja­mal and Khur­ram Alavi , in­volv­ing cre­ative tal­ents from 22 coun­tries.

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