The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival, being organised by Doha Film Institute (DFI) from December 1 to 6 at Katara – the Cultural Village, has received support from various quarters - including government entities, multinational and regional entities, media houses and educational organisations.

Fatma al-Remaihi, acting chief executive officer of DFI and director of Ajyal Youth Film Festival, said: “We are delighted by the response from the business community and other stakeholders to the second edition of Ajyal Youth Film Festival. This show of solidarity by Doha-based, regional and international entities highlights the tremendous value that the festival offers in bringing the community together to add to Doha’s reputation as a cultural hub.

“The co-operation of the various entities is a true testament to the spirit of public-private partnerships fostered by Qatar in organising truly world-class events. Quite significantly, several of our partners are returning sponsors, highlighting the value that our partnership has delivered in achieving their marketing and community outreach goals. Their support adds to the prestige of the festival and we are thankful for their support.”

Katara continues as the Cultural Partner, while Occidental Petroleum renews its support as the Principal Partner.

The Contributing Sponsors are Fifty One East and Sony (Official Electronics Partner),  Hilton Doha (Official Hotel Partner), Novo Cinemas (Official Festival Partner) and Qatar Airways (Official Carrier), while joining on board as Friends of the Festival are Aspire Katara Hospitality, Franck Provost (Official Hair Stylist), Giffoni (Official Festival Partner), Grand Hyatt Doha (Official Hotel Partner), Mac Cosmetics (Official Make-Up Sponsor), Ministry of Youth & Sports, National Health Insurance Company, Northwestern University in Qatar, Rayyan Water (Official Water Sponsor) and Uber.

The Gold Media Sponsors of the festival this year are Al Rayyan TV and Qatar TV. In addition to their partnership, they will bring to Qatar residents the excitement at Ajyal Youth Film Festival this year. Both organisations are repeat Gold Media Sponsors.

The Silver Media Sponsors are I Love Qatar, International New York Times, Qatar Happening, Time Out Doha and T Qatar - New York Times style magazine (Qatar edition). All of them are returning partners.

The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival consists of daily public screenings of local and international films, family days, special events and exhibitions, the Sandbox interactive digital playground, school screenings and the Doha Film Experience – Ajyal’s youth jury, where hundreds of young people aged between eight and 21 years will watch and discuss shorts and features and decide on the winning films.

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