Posted on November 09, 2014

The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival, the celebration of cinema organised by Doha Film Institute from December 1 to 6, 2014, at Katara Cultural Village, has received overwhelming support from all quarters covering government entities, multinational and regional entities, media houses and educational organisations.

Fatma Al Remaihi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Doha Film Institute and Festival 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.”

She added: “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.”

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Katara Cultural Village continues as the Cultural Partner, while Occidental Petroleum renews its support as the Principal Partner, highlighting the company’s corporate social responsibility commitment. The Contributing Sponsors are: ‘Official Electronics Partner’ Fifty One East and SONY, ‘Official Hotel Partner’ Hilton Doha, ‘Official Festival Partner’ Novo Cinemas and ‘Official Carrier’ Qatar Airways, while joining on board as Friends of the Festival are: Aspire Katara Hospitality, ‘Official Hair Stylist’ Franck Provost, ‘Official Festival Partner’ Giffoni, ‘Official Hotel Partner’ Grand Hyatt Doha, ‘Official Make-Up Sponsor’ MAC Cosmetics, Ministry of Youth & Sports, National Health Insurance Company, Northwestern University in Qatar, ‘Official Water Sponsor’ Rayyan Water and Uber.

The Gold Media Sponsors of the festival this year are: Al Rayyan TV and Qatar TV, two dynamic entities that have redefined the television experience in the country. In addition to their partnership, they will also bring to Qatar residents all the excitement at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival this year. Both the 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 between the ages of 8 and 21 will watch and discuss shorts and features and decide on the winning films.

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