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Celebrate 120 years of cinema with Novo Cinemas and Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Novo Cinemas affirms its commitment to encouraging regional cinema talent and industry through its support of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Novo Cinemas, a subsidiary of ELAN Group, and the most expansive cinema chain in the Middles East, is once again supporting the week-long cultural initiative that brings the best of cinema from around the world to Qatar.

This year sees the Festival celebrate the 120th anniversary of cinema through inspirational screenings and creative activities that build around the regional community.

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Ajyal Film Festival for the second time to bring the latest entertainment offerings to the community in Qatar. The Cultural Village – Katara – is a very apt venue to host this prestigious festival and we are confident that the audience will enjoy this fresh screening environment.”

“With the opening of Novo Cinemas at The Pearl and soon at North Gate Mall, we have expressed our belief in and ambition for the region,” Kristiansen concluded.

Invested in its mission to transform the cinema experience across local communities, Novo Cinemas continues its growth across the Middle East with expansion plans at existing cinemas at Dubai Festival City Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall, in addition to the theatres scheduled to open at North Gate Mall, Doha, Dragon Mart, Dubai, Dubai, and the much anticipated multiplexes at Wafi Mall and in Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure – the world’s largest indoor theme park – both of which are equipped with cutting-edge IMAX with Laser theatres.

The film screenings and events are currently being held at the Cultural Village Katara in Doha from 29th November until 5th December 2015.