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07/07/2014

Twenty-two foreign films shot in Morocco so far this yearTwenty-two foreign films shot in Morocco so far this year

Foreign directors, including Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood, shoot in Morocco, provide jobs

As of this June 30, Morocco had hosted 22 films and TV production crews this year, making up an investment of 502 million dirhams, the equivalent of over 61 million US dollars, according to a report from the Moroccan Cinema Centre (CCM). Out of...

Industry, Morocco

27/06/2014

Morocco and China strengthen their media tiesMorocco and China strengthen their media ties

Countries sign new memorandum of understanding

Morocco and China recently signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing, with a view to strengthening their cooperation in radio, television and cinema. The document, signed by the Moroccan minister of communications Mustapha El Khalfi, and...

Morocco

26/06/2014

Sean Gulette, American director of US-Moroccan co-production TraitorsSean Gulette, American director of US-Moroccan co-production Traitors

"Some young people have the power to change their destiny"

Malika is the leader of the all-female punk rock band Traitors, with a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier, and her place in it. When she needs money to save her family from eviction, and to realise her dreams for the band, Malika...

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18/06/2014

Rabat hosts Egyptian Film WeekRabat hosts Egyptian Film Week

Films by Mohamed Khan, Atef el Tayyeb, Ali Badr Khan and Khairy Beshara in Morocco

The Egyptian documentary film week is to take place from June 19 to 23 in Rabat, as part of an initiative led by the Egyptian embassy in Morocco and the Egyptian Cultural Centre, in partnership with the Moroccan Cinema Centre, reports the MAP...

Events and Festivals, Egypt, Morocco

16/06/2014

African cinema lands in KhouribgaAfrican cinema lands in Khouribga

From June 14 to 21, the Moroccan town of Khouribga is to welcome the 17th annual Khouribga African Film Festival

From June 14 to 21, the Moroccan town of Khouribga is to welcome the 17th annual Khouribga African Film Festival, reports Mohamed Bakrim for Africiné. Up to 14 feature films from 13 countries -- including Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt in North...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

28/05/2014

Morocco’s La Prod and France’s Iliade team for Gaya Jiji’s My Favorite FabricMorocco’s La Prod and France’s Iliade team for Gaya Jiji’s My Favorite Fabric

The Syrian director took part in this year’s Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes

Lamia Chraibi’s La Prod, one of Morocco’s most go-ahead production companies -- and a member of the South Mediterranean distributors network MEDIS -- has teamed with Paris-based Iliade&Films, headed by Tatiana Bouchain and Oury Mylstein, to...

Morocco, Syria

05/05/2014

Nabil Ayouch's To My Land: a necessary experienceNabil Ayouch's To My Land: a necessary experience

First Moroccan web doc recounts a journey to the heart of the Middle Eastern conflict

Now online to watch for free, Morocco's first web documentary, Nabil Ayouch's To My Land, recounts a journey to the heart of the Middle East and the making of the director’s first documentary, reports AufaitMaroc. For a second time after My Land,...

Morocco

11/04/2014

Moroccan cinema in figures: local titles top box office, cinemas disappearMoroccan cinema in figures: local titles top box office, cinemas disappear

Behind Closed Doors, Road to Kabul and Sara top the Moroccan box office

The Moroccan Cinema Centre (CCM) has released its figures for cinemas in business and box office earnings for the first quarter of 2014. The number of cinemas in business during the first months of 2014 was just 31. If we look more closely at...

Industry, Morocco

10/04/2014

European films to return to Moroccan screens in NovemberEuropean films to return to Moroccan screens in November

European Film Weeks to return to Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech from November 5 to 19

The European Film Weeks will return to the screens of Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech from November 5 to 19, offering Moroccan audiences eight of the best European films from these last two years. Past editions of the festival have included...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

05/04/2014

Mohamed Layadi, owner of the Colisée cinema in Marrakech, talks about launching MEDIMAGESMohamed Layadi, owner of the Colisée cinema in Marrakech, talks about launching MEDIMAGES

The film education project seeks to share and discuss insightful films with school children

MEDIMAGES is a film education project created by the MEDIS network, the first film distributors’ network in the South Mediterranean. Its purpose is to share cinema that conveys values and creates dialogue with young audiences in Egypt, Jordan and...

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