Doha 25th December 2013: Doha Film Institute (DFI) will launch Ajyal Youth Film series in 2014, as part of the Katara DFI Cinema Program.
The series aims to inspire local youth and families with an opportunity to actively engage and participate in film appreciation, support the region’s youth, promote creativity and learn about new cultures worldwide. It will showcase various classics and contemporary international films.
The series will consist of two screenings per month throughout the year on Thursday mornings free of charge for schools only and Friday afternoons for the general public for regular screenings. DFI Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz Al-Khater said: “The founding motive of the Ajyal Youth Film Series is simple, it is to instill the love of cinema among young people and families in our community. We want to inspire them through the medium of film and allow them to explore, discuss and create their own dialog around storytelling.”
The film series will open on January 2 with the classic movie The Kid (1921, USA), produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Cooganas his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin’s first full-length movie and is widely considered one of his best works. It was also the second-highest grossing film in 1921.
Tickets, priced at QAR 35 for general public and QAR 25 for students can be purchased at www.dohafilminstitute.com or from the Doha Film Institute Ticket Outlet at The Cultural Village Katara, Building 26.