Since 2010 | THE AGE OF MATURITY AND COMMITMENT TO MOROCCAN CINEMA
Acknowledged for the professionalism of its organisation, the quality of its programming and its high-level guests, the Marrakech International Film Festival has joined the ranks of the world’s greatest film festivals. An international gathering and unrivalled place of exchange for the African continent and the wider Arab world, the event contributes to the development of creativity and co-productions, along with the emergence of a genuine Moroccan cinema culture and the promotion of national film production beyond national borders. Priority has been given to educational activities – notably through partnership with the Mediterranean writers’ workshop Meditalents and various conventions signed with certain European bodies, among them Meda Film Development and Euromed – and the promotion of short films with local audiences through a spotlight on Moroccan film schools and their students (around 20 schools and training institutes in the crafts of cinema and the visual arts to-date), in particular through the creation of the Festival’s Cinécoles Competition, generously funded by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid. In 2015 the Foundation appointed Sarim El Haq Fassi Fihri as Executive Vice-President and Fadwa Megzari as General Secretary.