Magazine article Screen International

Ajyal Announces Winners of Made in Qatar Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Ajyal Announces Winners of Made in Qatar Awards

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Winning film is about about a young man obsessed with his mobile phone.

A short film titled 10%, about a young man who is obsessed with his mobile phone, won the Made in Qatar Award at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, winning a $5,000 award.

The film, directed by Yousef AlMoadhadi [pictured], won the award for "the simplicity of its central idea coupled with its excellent techniques in cinematography, direction and presentation," announced the jury.

The jury also gave Special Mentions to Hind's Dream by Suzannah Mirghani for "its artistic vision and poetic screenwriting"; Qarar by Ali Al Anssari for "its consummate technical proficiency in cinematography, direction, acting and special effects"; and Takrir by Ghassan Kairouz for the "excellence of its concept and execution and the beauty of its presentation. …

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