Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (Oxy Qatar) has renewed its commitment with Doha Film Institute (DFI) to serve as a principal partner for Ajyal Youth Film Festival for the next three years.

Marking its second year of partnership with DFI, Oxy Qatar has been committed to supporting the local community by playing an active role in nurturing talent and strengthening Qatar’s cultural landscape.

In the run-up to the second, third and fourth editions, Oxy Qatar will work alongside DFI to support the country’s 
burgeoning film culture.

Steve Kelly, president and general manager, Oxy Qatar, said: “Oxy is proud to renew our partnership and join forces once again with Doha Film Institute. Our partnership serves to encourage creativity among the young people in our community, build international friendships and inspire the next generation of storytellers.”

Abdulaziz al-Khater, chief executive officer, DFI, said: “The renewed ties between Oxy Qatar and Doha Film Institute are a testament to public-private sector partnerships and their importance in drawing out a roadmap for the future success of our creative industries.”

Fatma al-Remaihi, director, Ajyal Youth Film Festival, said: “Through Oxy Qatar’s support, we are able to continue our mission to bring young people and their families in contact with cinema that will spark the imagination, entertain, enlighten and, most importantly, bring people together through culture and creativity.”

Ajyal Youth Film Festival builds on DFI’s history of community-based programming. Ajyal invites generations to come together to discuss cinema through events that inspire creative interaction, opening up a fun, collaborative environment where young people can express themselves.

The second edition will take place from December 1 to 6 at Katara – the Cultural Village.