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Marrakech International Film Festival

Festival International du Film de Marrakech
c/o Le Public Système Cinéma
40, rue Anatole France
92594 Levallois Perret Cedex
phone +33-1-41 34 20 33
fax +33-1-41 34 20 77

Ms. Mélita Toscan du Plantier

Artistic Director
Christoph Terhechte

Year of Foundation 2001

Event Date from 30 November 2018 till 08 December 2018

in Marrakech, Morocco

Sections Competition, Out-of-competition, coup de coeur, Cinécoles Competition

Terms of Entry Films will be screened in 35mm; Films that have been produced during the twenty-four months preceding the festival; Films whose exhibition has been limited only to their country of origin (exception can be made); Films that have not been presented in any ohter relevant and competitive international motion picture event (exception can be made).
Cinécoles Competition: 5 to 40 minutes.
NO documentaries, NO shorts!

Subtitles English subtitles necessary French subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DigiBeta PAL

Fees no fees

Attendance Figures 350

Participants of the Film Industry 100 interntaional industry people (distributors, world sellers, publicists, institutionals)
150 cinema talents (director, producer, actor)
300 local industry people

Prizes/Awards The Golden Star - Grand Prix of the Marrakech International Film Festival
The Jury Prize of the Marrakech International Film Festival
The Best Actress Award of the Marrakech International Film Festival
The Best Actor Award of the Marrakech International Film Festival

German Films


Jury member: Daniel Brühl

ALL GOOD (ALLES IST GUT) by Eva Trobisch (TRIMAFILM, Starhaus Filmproduktion, University of Television and Film Munich)
ROJO by Benjamín Naishtat (AR/BR/FR/NL/DE, Sutor Kolonko)
THE ROUNDUP by Hajooj Kuka (SD/ZA/QA/DE, Komplizen Film)

The 11th Continent: Views from Morocco and the Ottoman Empire
STILL RECORDING by Saeed Al Batal & Ghiath Ayoub (SY/LB/QA/FR/DE, Blinker Filmproduktion)
YESTERDAY by Bálint Kenyeres (HU/DE/FR/NL/MA/SE, One Two Films)

Number of Films Shown 120

Media Coverage 500 accredited journalists (200 international), including leading media (Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Libération, Screen, Variety, ZDF,...)

Evaluation Glamorous film event with many international stars attending. Oriental flair. The festival is programmed by a French agency and the program is solid and plays a lot of films that have travelled to other festivals beforehand. The amount of films is manageable. The festival also hosts a good program of masterclasses. Little attendance of international industry and press.

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