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12/12/2014

Nabil Ayouch to release prostitution drama Expired in 2015Nabil Ayouch to release prostitution drama Expired in 2015

His next film Razzia, a sci-fi film on a tiny elite living cut off from the poor masses, is in development

Morocco’s best-known international director, Nabil Ayouch, is currently in Marrakech filming a stark social drama about prostitution, reports Variety. Following on from God’s Horses, which profiles a group of young men growing up in poverty,...

Industry, Morocco

11/12/2014

Moroccan cinema centre chief outlines film policyMoroccan cinema centre chief outlines film policy

Sarim Fassi Fihri aims to invest more in new screens, script development, circulation of films abroad and tax incentives

Over the past 10 years, cinema has occupied centre stage in Moroccan culture, both as a result of major international events, such as the Marrakech International Film Festival, and also the local popularity of Moroccan films, which over recent...

Industry, Morocco

02/12/2014

Mediterranean film festival organisers to meet in MarrakeshMediterranean film festival organisers to meet in Marrakesh

COPEAM aims to create a support network of film festival organisers around the region

Film festival organisers from both sides of the Mediterranean are to meet in Marrakesh on December 8 and 9 to discuss developing sustainable film festivals. The event is to focus on challenges, opportunities and best practices in important areas...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

20/11/2014

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014 reveals line-upMarrakech International Film Festival 2014 reveals line-up

Competing films include Marwan Hamed's The Blue Elephant and Mohamed Mouftakir's L’Orchestre des Aveugles

The 14th Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) will open on December 5 with James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, and will close on December 13 with J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year starring Jessica Chastain, who is expected to grace...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

18/11/2014

Moroccan film festivals unite in new federationMoroccan film festivals unite in new federation

Rabat, Tetouan, Agadir, Salé and Dakhla film fests join forces

The Rabat, Tetouan, Agadir, Salé and Dakhla film festivals have announced the creation of a Moroccan film festival federation, reports Le 360. These founding members aim to fill the existing gap in collaboration between the country's film...

Industry, Events and Festivals, Morocco

17/11/2014

2015 promises a bumper crop of Moroccan films2015 promises a bumper crop of Moroccan films

Films by Noureddine Lakhmari, Faouzi Bensaïdi and Nabil Ayouch to start shooting soon

Several important figures in Moroccan cinema are to start work on their next feature films during the next few months, reports Telquel. The Moroccan Cinema Centre (CCM) has awarded an advance on receipts to three directors whose films have been...

Industry, Morocco

13/11/2014

Med Culture: supporting Morocco in developing its cultural sectorMed Culture: supporting Morocco in developing its cultural sector

Med Culture to hold a national focus group on development in culture in Rabat

Following two roundtable consultations held in Rabat with the Moroccan authorities and stakeholders in the cultural sector in March, the EU-funded regional programme Med Culture is organising the first meeting of a national focus group on...

Morocco

10/11/2014

Maghreb des Films holds sixth edition in ParisMaghreb des Films holds sixth edition in Paris

Sixty Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian films in the programme, until December 18

The sixth Maghreb des Films will run until December 18 in Paris, reports the Huffington Post Maghreb-Algérie. Algerian, Moroccan and Mauritanian are in the programme. Sixty films are in the programme, amongst them the Mauritanian film Timbuktu...

Events and Festivals, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

28/10/2014

Auteur cinema returns to RabatAuteur cinema returns to Rabat

The festival celebrates Moroccan and Spanish cinema, invites Palestinian director Elia Suleiman

The 20th Rabat Auteur Film Festival is back this year in the Moroccan capital from October 24 to November 2. Its Panorama of Moroccan films is to include Mohamed Amine Benamraoui's Adios Carmen and Mohamed Ahed Bensouda's Behind Closed Doors. The...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

27/10/2014

Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in MoroccoKen Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in Morocco

Eight European films will tour around Morocco from November 5 to 26

The 23rd edition of the European Film Weeks in Morocco will take place from November 5 to 26 in Marrakech (November 5-12), Tangier (November 10-17) and Rabat (November 19-26). This year’s edition will open with Jimmy’s Hall by British director...

Events and Festivals, Morocco

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