THE CURTAIN RISES
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.