Look forward to an exciting line up of in-person activities with Geekdom
Bring out your inner gamer, comic and music geek at the ninth Ajyal Film Festival, hosted by the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Qatar's largest pop-culture extravaganza, Geekdom, is back with an assortment of fun-filled in-person events to stir the curiosity of everyone's inner child.
Free tickets for Geekdom can be reserved at www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/geekdom from November 8 to 13, from 2 to 11 PM, for the wonderful events at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, which will include video game tournaments, must-see film screenings, performances by talented artists, fun karaoke, and more.
Festival Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute Fatma Hassan Alremaihi said, “Geekdom perfectly embodies the spirit of our festival’s theme this year, ‘Press: Play!’ It connects the community through our common love for fun and fantasy as a group. The beauty of Geekdom is its marvelous diversity of ages and cultures, where all generations celebrate their collective appreciation for integrating fun into technical and intellectual pursuits. Geekdom allows us to embrace our inner child with its pop-culture ethos to strengthen the social bonds of our community.”
Geekdom is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as it enables audiences passionate about art, movies, video games, comic books, animation, and television with an intimate area to express themselves and connect with other fans and professionals from the region.
The Geekdom Tournaments are packed with excitement, with games ranging from Pokémon GO to League of Legends, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Guilty Gear Strive, FIFA22, Valorant, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7.
Four classic Disney films and two anime films will be screened. On November 8 at 4 pm, watch Mulan (USAS/1998), directed by Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft, about a girl who lives in a patriarchal society and impersonates a man to keep her ailing father from being inducted into the Chinese military.
The Lion King (USA, 1994) will be shown in Arabic on November 9 at 4 pm. The classic film follows the exploits of young lion Simba, and was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
Watch Beauty and the Beast (USA/1991) directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, about a young prince and his castle’s servants who fall under a wicked spell for his arrogance, on November 10 at 4 PM, and Tarzan (USA, UK/1999) directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima, is about the orphaned boy who grows up in the wilderness of Africa and is raised by the gentle gorilla Kala, on November 13 at 4 PM.
Screening at VOX Doha Festival City are fantastic anime features Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Japan/2020) directed by Kotaro Tamura (Japan/2020) about Tsuneo, a university student with dreams of diving abroad.
While out walking one day, he gets a job assisting Josee, an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her wheelchair. The screenings are on November 9 at 5.30 PM and on November 13 at 2.30 PM.
On November 10 at 4 PM, watch Beauty and the Beast (USA/1991), directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, about a young prince and his castle's servants who fall under a wicked spell for his arrogance, and Tarzan (USA, UK/1999), directed by Chris Buck and Kevin Lima, about an orphaned boy who grows up in the African wilderness and is raised by the gentle gorilla Kala, on November 13 at 4 pm.
Superb animations will be screened at VOX Doha Festival city such as Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Japan/2020) on November 9 at 5.30 PM and on November 13 at 2.30 PM.
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Very busy , really ..... yes ......
Molten Metal and I will be coming down to join the fun.