Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Qatar Living

Qatar Living

The ninth edition of Ajyal Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), will deliver a week-long calendar of screenings and community-oriented events under the theme ‘Press Play!’ to celebrate the spirit of togetherness and the resilience of the nation in addressing the pandemic.

Presenting an innovative hybrid model that adheres to governmental guidelines regarding venue capacity and safety protocols, the seven-day festival from Novemeber 7 to 13, 2021, has an impressive slate of 85 films from 44 countries, including Qatar, in a compelling selection of 31 feature films and 54 shorts.

Ajyal 2021 will feature 13 films supported by the Institute, while the 2021 Made in Qatar programme presented by Ooredoo, includes 10 films. The Festival will open with A Hero, directed by Academy Award winning Iranian film legend and DFI collaborator Asghar Farhadi.

Audiences can enjoy the Festival experience at in person events, via online platform, and a memorable drive-in cinema at Lusail in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council. The Ajyal Creativity Hub returns as a destination for film, art and music lovers, offering multisensory experiences.

Tickets are available for online purchase at www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival


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