Doha Film Institute accepting submissions for the Ajyal Film Festival

The event will take place in November

Doha Film Institute accepting submissions for the Ajyal Film Festival

The Doha Film Institute's annual Ajyal Film Festival returns from November 18 to 23 for its eighth edition.

The six-day festival aims to bridge gaps and bring generations together  through activities and events designed to inspire creative interaction.

Alongside the official film programme, there will also be special screenings, thematic tributes, cinema under the stars events and a creativity hub.

The Ajyal Competition is the main focus, however, and gives young people from around the world to sit on juries and pick this year's winners.

Submissions are also open for films to be entered in the competition. There are feature film and short film categories, with a focus on documentary or narrative films about or for youth.  Only short films can be entered, feature films will be chosen by the organisers.

There are different age groups of jurors, too, with sections for eight to 12 years olds, 13 to 17 years olds, and 18 to 21 year olds.

There will be prizes given for the best short film and feature film in each age group.

Also taking place is the Made in Qatar award and the Ajyal Audience Award.

For more details on the festival and information on the awards, click here.

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