Magazine article Screen International

Doha Confirms First Youth Festival Dates

Magazine article Screen International

Doha Confirms First Youth Festival Dates

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The Doha Film Institute has now opened submissions for its Ajyal Film Festival for the Young, which will run Nov 26-30.

The new five-day festival will present the best in international youth cinema.

The festival will feature the Doha Film Experience - which includes a feature narrative (41 mins and over) competition and a short film (under 40 mins) competition - and the Made in Qatar/Students sections.

The event also offers masterclasses, panels, family-friendly special screenings, thematic retrospectives and tributes.

Competition winners will receive development awards through the Ajyal Film Fund.

There will be jurors in three age categories: 8-12, 13-17 and 18-21.

Submissions close Aug 25.

"We are pleased that submissions are now open for the Ajyal Film Festival for the Young, a first of its kind in the Gulf region," said Fatma Al Remaihi [pictured], the Festival Director of the Ajyal Film Festival for the Young and DFI's head of programmes. …

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