Family-Friendly activities to take centrestage at Ajyal film fest on Friday
November 21 2019 10:12 PM
Ajyal features an array of fun-filled activities for all ages.
Ajyal features an array of fun-filled activities for all ages.

Doha

Family-oriented activities and a special Kids Red Carpet will today delight the young and the old, the fifth day (November 22) of Ajyal Film Festival 2019, the annual cinema event hosted by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).

Ajyal 2019 will roll out the special Kids Red Carpet once again for a fun screening of the cherished childhood classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) by Victor Fleming at 3pm at Vox Cinemas, Doha Festival City.

The heart-warming fantasy musical continues to enthrall generations of children as they follow Dorothy’s path down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to see the Wizard.

Visit the bustling Ajyal Creativity Hub to catch Geekdom’s epic Cosplay Competition at Katara Building 18 from 4pm to 6pm, delivered in association with Qcosplayers. Gaming and cosplay enthusiasts are invited to craft their best costumes for a chance to win amazing prizes.

Ajyal’s interactive multimedia exhibition ARC invites audiences to Gallery 1 at Katara Building 19 from 2pm to 10pm, displaying eclectic artworks by 19 of Qatar’s most promising artists and creative talents.

The exhibition follows the chronological path of narrative through multimedia art pieces divided into three distinct parts— Setup, Confrontation, and Resolution.

An exclusive panel discussion featuring Yemeni artists Shaima al-Tamimi and Ammar al-Qamash on “Creativity Beyond Borders: The Yemeni Identity” will take place at 6pm at Katara Building 19, Gallery 1 and is open to the public.

Underground musicians will take the stage at Ajyal Tunes – an exciting celebration of musical talents from every discipline. Entrance is free to the public.

Offering a unique cinematic experience to festival audiences, Sony Cinema Under the Stars presents a special screening of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant (US/1999) at 7pm at the Museum of Islamic Art Park. The endearing family adventure about a giant metal robot that falls to Earth is open to the public with limited seating available.

The Experience short film programme will explore the power that can be derived from hardship with a curated selection of 10 short films screening at 9pm at Vox Cinemas, Doha Festival City, including Patision Avenue (Greece/2018), Ostrich Politic (France/2018), It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus (Germany/2019), Aziza (Lebanon, Syria/2019), Ambience (Palestine/2019), For the Sake of Yousef (Kuwait/2019), The Black Veil (Qatar/2019), Threads (Canada, Norway/2017), Middle (Yemen, Qatar/2019) and End of the Road (Qatar/2019). The screening is rated PG-18.

Journey into their masterful stories of Qatari and Qatar-based filmmakers at Made in Qatar programme two.

Twelve compelling shorts, including narratives, thought-provoking documentaries and reflective essays are screening at 8.30pm at Vox Cinemas, Doha Festival City.

A wide selection of feature films will screen throughout the day: Suhaib Gasmelbari’s award-wining documentary Talking About Trees (France, Sudan, Germany, Chad, Qatar/2019, PG-13) will screen at 5.30pm at Vox Cinemas, Doha Festival City; DFI-supported film 1982 (Lebanon, US, Norway, Qatar/2019) by Oualid Mouaness will screen at Novo Cinemas, the Pearl, at 2.30pm; Philippe Lanfranchi and Stéphane Rossi’s Jean-Michel Othoniel, Artiste Enchanteur (France/2019, PG-15) will play at the Katara Opera House at 7pm; Winner of the Audience Favourite Award at the Sundance Film Festival: London 2019, The Farewell (US, China/2019, PG-15) by Lulu Wang will screen at 5.30pm at Novo Cinemas, The Pearl-Qatar; Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You (UK, France, Belgium/2019, PG-15) will screen at 8.30pm at Novo Cinemas, The Pearl-Qatar; Three children are destined to play a crucial role in Children of the Sea (Japan/2019, PG-15) by Ayumu Watanabe at Novo Cinemas, The Pearl-Qatar at 3pm; Give Me Liberty (US/2019, PG-18) by Kirill Mikhanovsky will screen at 6pm at Novo Cinemas, The Pearl-Qatar, and Karl Emil Rikardsen’s The Arctic Camels (Norway/2019) will be screened at VOX Cinemas, Doha Festival City at 6pm.




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