The President’s message

After a year of reflection and introspection, in order to redefine our editorial line, we gather once again to honor the magic of cinema. In this 17th edition, the Marrakech International Film Festival widens its scope to encompass world cinema, capturing and catering to enlighten film enthusiasts.Through our outstanding jury presided by the talented James Gray, we will embark on a world journey with a special emphasis on emerging African cinema.

Our objective is to bond cultures together in a global paradigm where migration issues are at the forefront.This edition will feature tributes to iconic cinema figures, engage in vibrant conversations led by legendary talent, whilst being coordinated by an abundant and researched program.
We have the privilege to welcome Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Agnès Varda, Robin Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Thierry Frémaux, Christian Mungiu, Yousry Nasrallah, Jilali Ferhati in the company of others.

Beyond the moments of esteemed movie-going, this new edition distinguishes itself by the creation of the Atlas Workshops, intended to nurture and support the creative endeavors of film professionals from the Middle East and Africa.

Let us now experience the bliss and contribution of a unique and exceptional form of Art.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE MOULAY RACHID
PRESIDENT OF THE MARRAKECH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDATION