Magazine article Screen International

Ajyal Youth Film Festival Crowns 'Loving Vincent', 'The Breadwinner'

Magazine article Screen International

Ajyal Youth Film Festival Crowns 'Loving Vincent', 'The Breadwinner'

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German comedy At Eye Level also scoops prize.

The fifth Ajyal Youth Film Festival, held in Doha, Qatar, has named its winners.

Loving Vincent / The Breadwinner

The festival’s competition is divided into three categories: Mohaq (jurors aged 8 to 12), Hilal (voters aged 13 to 17) and Bader (voters aged 18 to 21)

In the Hilal category, the Best Feature prize was awarded to Nora Twomey’s animated feature The Breadwinner, which opened this year’s fesitval. Set in Afghanistan, the film chronicles a young girl’s attempts to save her father from a prison run by the Taliban.

In the same category, Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf’s Mare Nostrum won Best Short.

In the Bader strand, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s animation/live action hybrid Loving Vincent was awarded Best Feature, while Katja Benrath’s All Of Us won Best Short. …

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