The Ajyal Youth Film Festival builds on the Doha Film Institute’s history of community-based programming. Ajyal, meaning ‘generations’ in Arabic, invites people of all ages to come together to discuss cinema through events that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves. Driven with the goal to inspire and create, Ajyal has been designed to empower the region’s youth and to inspire film enthusiasts of all ages in Qatar and the region.

Creative Lighting designed the lighting for the Opening Ceremony of the festival that took place in the Opera House of Katara cultural village. The ceremony was a vibrant, fast-paced event, including speeches, a 10 minute performance and a 30 minute show of the Arabic Pop Idol.

Director: Kiriakos Haritos
Lighting Design: Creative Lighting
Photo credits: Valantis Arsenios Lamprianidis
Venue: Opera House, cultural village of Katara, Doha, Qatar