Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films


Hilal - ages 13+

Ahmed Ibrahim / Short Narrative / Egypt / 2012 / 15 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: About Family, Coming of age, Drama, Middle Eastern, Based on a True Story, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


In Competition

Thirteen-year-old Fingo wants nothing more than to hang Ramadan lights on his apartment building this year, but he soon finds some things are easier said than done. Yet, despite having no money and little assistance, he’s absolutely determined to make it happen! ‘Noor’ is a charming comedy which literally sheds a light on the simple challenges overcome in a working-class suburb of Cairo by a resourceful kid who just won’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

About the Directors

Writer-director Ahmed Ibrahim works in Cairo and New York, his work heavily influenced by his relationship to both places. He graduated from the Film and Media Studies programme at New York University. ‘Noor’ (2012) has screened at more than 30 film festivals worldwide, winning various awards including Best Muhr Arab Short at the Dubai International Film Festival.


Ahmed Ibrahim
Ahmed Ibrahim
Murray Bartlett
Mohammed Shawky Hassan
Joshua Guthals
Tarek Hefny
Production Company
The Q&A Films
Karim Abdul Kader, Nourhan Tawakol

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