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Oxy Qatar is Principal Partner of Inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Nov 07, 2013

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Doha, Qatar; November 7, 2013: Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar) has joined forces with the Doha Film Institute to become the Principal Partner of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Demonstrating its commitment to supporting the local community and promoting the cultural strengths of Qatar, Oxy Qatar will be one of the top-tier partners of the Film Festival, to be held from November 26 to 30, 2013, at The Cultural Village Katara.

By partnering with the Doha Film Institute, Oxy Qatar is reinforcing its commitment to supporting the arts and culture in the communities where the company operates.

Steve Kelly, President and General Manager of Oxy Qatar, said: “As an active contributor to Qatar’s economic growth, Oxy Qatar continues to reaffirm its commitment to the community. Our partnership with the Doha Film Institute for the inaugural Ajyal Youth Film Festival was developed with the goal of benefiting families and the local community by promoting cultural life.”

Abdulaziz Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said: “We would like to thank Oxy Qatar for their generous support towards strengthening Qatar’s creative industries. We are excited to be collaborating with Oxy Qatar and believe this is the start of a long-standing and fruitful partnership between our two organisations.”

Ajyal Youth Film Festival builds on the Doha Film Institute’s history of community-based programming. Ajyal invites generations to come together to discuss cinema through events that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves.

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