Restructuring the festival organization with more local input

The Foundation then wanted to change its statutes and overhaul the organization of the institution by setting up permanent offices for the Festival in Marrakech, nominating two new Vice-Presidents – Nour-Eddine Saïl, Director of the Moroccan Cinema Center, and Faïçal Laraïchi, President and CEO of the SNRT – and the following year appointing Jalil Laguili as Secretary General, succeeding Abdellatif Laâssadi. In 2004, the joint organization of the Festival was entrusted to the events agency Le Public Système Cinéma, represented by its President, Lionel Chouchan, and its General Director, Bruno Barde. Ten years later, the Foundation now has offices in both Marrakech and Rabat, and the same joint organization arrangement between the Foundation and Le Public Système Cinéma still ensures the staging of each edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival.