BeIN also set up live studios during the closing celebration between 6 pm to 7.30 pm, where it hosted several guests including DFI spokespeople, filmmakers, jury members and award winners.
BeIN Media Group successfully broadcasted the eighth edition of the Ajyal Film Festival (AFF) across the MENA region from November 18 to 23. The film festival was organised by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).
As the official media sponsor, beIN concluded the first-ever hybrid event on its channels with the live coverage of the closing celebration and award ceremony from Katara Cultural Village on November 23, 2020.
The closing award ceremony brought together winners of the Ajyal Film Festival from the sections of the Made in Qatar Competition Awards including Abdulaziz Jassim Award for Best Performance, Best Documentary and Best Narrative Award, as well as the Ajyal Jury Competition Awards for Best Short and Best Feature from the Mohaq, Hilal and Bader categories.
BeIN set up live studios during the closing celebration between 6 pm to 7.30 pm, where beIN’s entertainment presenters Marwa Khamis, Marianne Azzi and Nicky Crosby hosted several guests including DFI spokespeople, filmmakers, jury members and award winners.
The beIN studio highlighted special festival moments, capturing key activities that took place throughout the week at the eighth edition of the film festival.
During the week-long festival, beIN produced five minutes segments daily, to focus on the festival’s activities and film screenings. The segments showcased the Outbreak multi-media exhibition at inauguration where the crew interviewed several Qatari artists, ‘Made in Qatar’ movies in the Lusail Drive-in cinema and related activities, Ajyal Tunes and the Ajyal Film Festival online sessions and press briefings.
Qatari artists like Khalifa Al-Mana, director of Al-Tabbab, and Abdulaziz Yousef, director of Ya Hoota were interviewed during the week. Emerging artists like Noor Al-Aswad, director of Under the lemon tree and Obada Jarbi, director of Woman of Steel, were also part of the daily segments.
In addition to the linear coverage on beIN Movies Youtube channel, the media group’s “Festival Week” on beIN Movies HD1 also aired Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated and awarded movies like Joker, Knives Out and 1917.
BeIN also organised a live studio at Katara Cultural Village during the opening ceremony on November 18, 2020, where they hosted guests like Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, CEO of Doha Film Institute, Abdulla Al Mosallam, Chief Administrative Officer of Doha Film Institute and Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani, Curator of Outbreak Exhibition among others.