Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films


Bariq - ages 4+

Joel Simon / Short Narrative / United Kingdom / 2012 / 8 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation, Disability, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Discarded as faulty goods from the production line of a toy factory, a cat with a missing eye and a dog with a missing leg join forces to reunite with their fellow toys on the store shelf. As they wander lost and alone in a urban world full of over-sized, fast-paced humans, they eventually discover that there is love for everyone. A striking modern-day fable, shot using a unique mix of stop-motion claymation and time-lapse photography on the streets of Belfast.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Joel Simon was born in Belgium, where he studied fine arts at the Royal Academy in Liège. He discovered the joys of claymation while studying Design in the UK. He has directed animated programmes for clients such as Comic Relief, CBBC, Channel 4 and Sesame Workshop USA. His Bombay-based short ‘Horn OK Please’ (2008) screened in more than 100 festivals and has won 16 international awards.


Joel Simon
Ciaran Morrison, Mick O'Hara
Vicky Bevis
Nathan MaTeer
Andrew Simon McAllister
Johnny Schumann
Production Company
A Flickerpix Production
Andrew Simon McAllister
Assistant Director
Johnny Schumann

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