Like every year, the Ocher City will roll out the red carpet at the beginning of December to celebrate the 7th art. Promoting intercultural exchange, the Marrakech International Film Festival highlights cinematographic works from around the world. In addition to the tribute ceremonies, the receptions and the competition between fifteen films in front of a jury composed of great personalities of the cinema, this event also organizes free popular projections on the emblematic place Jemaa el-Fna. A great way to discover cinema around the world in a mythical place.
The International Film Festival of Marrakech was created in 2001 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to promote and develop the art and film industry in Morocco.
The ambition was to create a bridge between the cinemas of the North and those of the South, to reveal films and talents of different genres, but also to promote the promotion of Moroccan film.
After 15 years of existence, the Marrakesh Festival is today a place of expression and discovery that is very high up the challenge of diversity, exchange and enrichment.
It is also an opportunity for Morocco to welcome and pay tribute to great personalities from the world of cinema.
The event was able to capture a large audience both nationally and internationally, and enjoys a strong reputation as well as a prestigious image.
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The Marrakech Festival is distinguished not only by the quality of its programming, but also by its editorial and artistic positioning that favors a great cinematographic openness.
Each year, the event offers a wide selection of films of different genres and nationalities, Masterclasses, tributes, "Coups de cœur" in Moroccan cinema, films in audio-description for non and visually impaired ... The Marrakech Festival remains the only uncensored festival in the Arab world, with screenings entirely subtitled in English and Arabic. It also has the distinction of being a place for young talents to blossom, thanks to its Cinécoles competition, which rewards the best short films by the film students of the Kingdom.
The Marrakech Festival is also distinguished by its geographical location in the mythical city of Marrakech, whose history, values and international influence make it a destination of reference.