Six children’s films to screen at 7th Ajyal Film Festival

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Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) seventh Ajyal Film Festival has lined up six films from across the world to fire the imagination and rouse the minds of children and the young at heart. 
The carefully curated selection truly celebrates how masterful directors skilfully utilise the marvel of cinema to inspire young minds. 

A fixture in the annual Ajyal line-up, the Bariq section of whimsical family-friendly short films delight young and old while offering a unique cinematic experience to festival audiences, captivating budding imaginations and introducing the youngest members of the audience to tools for creative development for years to come. 

Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Festival Director and Chief Executive Officer of DFI, said: “The heart of Ajyal is dedicated to nurturing our next generation of storytellers, leaders and dreamers through a collective experience of inspirational cinema from around the globe. When we dedicate a special selection of short films to our youngest film lovers each year, we feed their boundless fascination for the world they explore and learn about each day. We are delighted to witness many special first discoveries of the big screen along the magnificent journey through the wonders of cinema. It is never too early to plant the seeds of knowledge and stir up the imagination that will guide their development as insightful leaders of tomorrow.”
One of Ajyal’s most unique events will be a Cine-Concert featuring the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra accompaniment of the 1995 animated adaptation of the timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf (USA) by George Daugherty and Jean Flynn. The heart-warming family film has received numerous awards for inspiring the appreciation of classical music to young audiences around the world.
The Bariq Short Film Programme features In Sloth (Germany/2018) by Julia Ocker, Kuap (Switzerland/2018) by Nils Hedinger, Miran Miošić’s White Crow (Croatia/2018), Wings (France/2017) by Christoffer Andersen, and Cat Lake City (Germany/2019) by Antje Heyn.
Tickets for the 7th Ajyal Film Festival are now available for purchase from at the Ajyal Main Box Office located in Katara Building 10; at the Ajyal Box Office at VOX Cinemas Doha Festival City for screenings taking place at VOX Cinemas; and from the Novo Cinemas Box Office for screenings at the Novo Cinemas Pearl.
Ajyal Film Festival 2019 Official Partners include Katara Cultural Village – Cultural Partner; Qatar National Tourism Council – Principal Partner; Novo Cinemas, Ooredoo – Strategic Partner and the St. Regis Doha – Signature Sponsor.

Source: www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

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