Posted on November 27, 2018

 Qatar Airways is thrilled to announce its role as Official Partner to the sixth annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival, taking place at Katara Cultural Village from 28 November to 3 December 2018. 

Featuring thematic tributes, a ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ event, ‘Creativity Hub’ activities and a red-carpet screening, the six-day event aims to unite young people aged 8 to 21 years by empowering and encouraging cultural dialogue through the magic of cinema. The family-friendly event will also feature the annual ‘Ajyal Competition’, inviting young people to share their work with the aim of enhancing and encouraging support for the next generation of regional filmmakers and storytellers. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “As the Official Partner to this important event, we are delighted to play a role in providing a voice to the next generation of storytellers in Qatar. We believe that art is a universal language that plays a vital role in uniting people from different communities, something which is central to Qatar Airways’ brand message of ‘Going Places Together’. “We look forward to helping to inspire young people across Qatar in sharing their experiences and understanding of the world around them in a fun and engaging environment.” 

As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways has a proud tradition of supporting both local and international cultural events. The airline recently supported the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair as Main Partner to the event, which took place in Moscow from 6 - 9 September 2018, as part of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018. This featured an exhibition showcasing the work of pioneering Qatari artists, as well as a selection of sculptures and installations by leading contemporary Qatari female artists. 

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The multiple-award-winning airline was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’. As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways plans to launch an array of exciting new destinations over the coming months, including Mombasa, Kenya; Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam and Isfahan, Iran.