Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Ajyal Competition

Alex Murawski / Short Narrative / Australia / 2015 / 9 min / Colour / DCP2K
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Social Issues, Children
Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


Ari is… well, he’s a little different from the other kids at school. He’s not hip, he’s not cool, he’s not sporty and he’s far from co-ordinated. He does have a crush on the beautiful Jess, so that’s pretty normal, but let’s face it: Ari is kind of a misfit. But after a series of attempts to change himself into someone else, Ari finds that the best way to gain the respect of your peers is to let your freak flag fly.

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About the Directors

Alex Murawski is a writer and director. A graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, he has received worldwide acclaim for his short films, which have been screened at festivals including the Berlinale and TIFF. He is a recipient of Screen Australia’s Hot Shot Programme as well as an inaugural Lexus Short Film Fellow.


Alex Murawski
Alex Murawski
Annmaree J Bell
Danielle Boesenberg
Josh Flavell
Production Company
Azure Productions
Jaxon Graham-Wilson, Tiarnie Coupland

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