Ajyal Jury — Ajyal Film Festival | Doha Film Institute

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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

It’s Ajyal’s seventh year and we’re looking for the people who always make our festival a success: you.

Join us as a juror and open your mind to the magic of cinema and its power to shape perceptions.

As an Ajyal juror you will have a unique opportunity to discover global cultures through the powerful medium of film, while making new friends from across the world.

Get ready to participate in a vibrant programme of film screenings, jury discussions and workshops designed to develop critical thinking, self-expression and an appreciation of world cinema, and interact with your peers and filmmakers from across the globe.

Registration is closed.

Be an Ajyal Juror, be the voice for change.

The Ajyal Jury
As a member of the Ajyal Jury, you watch films, discuss with fellow-jurors and film experts, vote for the winners of the Ajyal Film Festival, and use your energy to bring about positive change far beyond Ajyal.

The experience of being an Ajyal Juror is unparalleled: an inspiring and creative hands-on experience that not only instills an appreciation of good cinema, but also the values of team work, critical thinking and leadership.

Over seven days of the Festival, discover cinema from a fresh perspective, and most importantly, make lasting friendships with young people from around the world.

Last year, Ajyal welcomed over 500 jurors of 60 nationalities. You can be one of them this year!

Join the Ajyal Film Festival Jury from 17 – 23 November 2019.

As an Ajyal Juror, you will:
1. Watch short and feature-length films from all over the world.
2. Vote for your favourite films and choose the Ajyal Competition awards.
3. Meet many film directors and actors attending the Festival.
4. Attend workshops on filmmaking techniques and film language.
5. Be part of the film and fun festival activities being held in Katara


There are three Ajyal Competition juries in three age groups. They are:

Mohaq means ‘New Moon’ in Arabic, and these are Ajyal’s youngest jurors, aged 8 to 12. The young people of this jury will watch a programme of short films and four feature-length films.

Ajyal’s jurors aged 13 to 17 make up the Hilal jury – the term means ‘Crescent Moon’ in Arabic. Four feature films and a programme of shorts make up the Hilal jury’s festival programme.

The most mature of Ajyal’s juries, Bader (Arabic for ‘Full Moon’) jurors are aged 18 to 21 and will select their favourite films from five features and a programme of short films.

How to Register

A registration fee of 50 QAR is required to confirm your interest. Registration is open from 8 September to 8 November 2019. You must be between the ages of 8 and 21 to be an Ajyal Juror.

If you are one of the lucky finalists, a fee of 450 QAR will be required to confirm your participation.

*Siblings will receive a 20% discount

*Qatar Museums Culture Pass members will receive a 20% discount.

During the festival, our Ajyal Juror's programme will take place from 2.30 pm to 7:30 pm every day.

For any queries, please contact ajyaljury@dohafilminstitute.com.