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Moroccan Movie Wins Three Awards at a Belgian Film Festival

Rabat - A Moroccan movie won three awards at the inaugural Brussels International Film Festival (FIFB), which has recently concluded in the Belgian capital. The film, ‘The Blind Orchestra’  directed by Mohamed Mouftakir was awarded best director and two best actor awards, going to Younes Megri and Ilyas El Jihani. Set during the reign of Hassan II the a true story is told through the eyes of a violinist’s s ...

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Marrakech International Film Festival to Honor two American Film Stars

Fez - Two American film celebrities, Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe, and Moroccan cinematographer, Kamal Derkaoui, are among those to be honored at the 15th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival to be held December 4-12. Others include Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook and Indian film star Madhuri Dixit. Bill Murray is a comedian actor and director who has played important roles in successful comedy film ...

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ICFLIX Producing Moroccan Filmmaker’s Next Feature Film

By Cindy Basha Rabat - Acclaimed Moroccan director Noureddine Lakhmari will be working with the online streaming service ICFLIX to produce the feature film Burn Out. The film is ICFLIX's first co-production with a Moroccan filmmaker. ICFLIX reached out to Lakhmari because of the success of his previous films Casanegra and Zero. Despite their controversial use of language and violence, the films were globall ...

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Loubna Abidar Claims She was Insulted For Being a ‘Free Woman’

Rabat - Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar, who played a prostitute in the Cannes hit Much Loved, has published an open letter on Thursday on Le Monde, explaining why she left Morocco for France. Loubna Abidar, 30, claims she was ‘received with laughter’ after trying to report an attack by unknown knife-wielding assailants at Casablanca’s main police station. "The doctors to whom I went for help and the police ...

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Francis Ford Coppola to chair 15th international Marrakech Film Festival Jury

Rabat  -  American Legendary film director, Francis Ford Coppola, will chair the jury of the 15th international Marrakech Film Festival to take place next December 2-4. ''It's a strong and diversified jury that will select the Gold Star at the upcoming International Marrakech Festival", the festival organizers announced in a release. In addition to Francis Ford Coppola, the jury included stars reputed world ...

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in New American Movie Set in Casablanca

New York - A new American feature film, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard has selected the city of Casablanca to develop its plot, according to The Hollywood Reporter website. The drama, which remains untitled, is a spy thriller set around World War II, written by Steven Knight, and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Worldwide distribution will be under Paramount Pictures, expected to premiere in theatres o ...

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CCM to Digitize 100 Years of Moroccan Film Archives

Rabat - The Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM) has recently announced that one hundred years’ worth of Moroccan film archives will be digitized. CCM’s digitization project will start with 20 feature films, 70 documentaries, and 150 television news reports, among other files, according to the statement released on Medias24’s website. The initiative to digitize these archives dates back to October 2012, wh ...

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Morocco’s Leila Marrakchi in Jury of Cairo International Film Festival

By Yasyn Mouhir Rabat - Moroccan film director Leila Marrakchi has been selected to be one of the members of the jury that will judge film entries for the 37th Cairo International Film Festival to be held November 11-20, 2015. The 37th Cairo International Film Festival has announced the International Jury members for this year's festival. The prestigious group includes renowned figures in the film industry ...

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‘The Shelter’ Wins Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival’s Prize

By Ayoub Derraza Rabat - The Moroccan Association of Informative Studies and Documentary Films organized the Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival’ from October 14 to 17 in Assilah. Chaired by the Moroccan columnist and writer Mohamed Laaroussi, the judges of the contest chose three works from ten movies representing nine Arab and European countries, including Morocco, Spain, Poland, Great Britain, Switze ...

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US Film ‘The Yellow Birds’ To Be Filmed in Morocco

New York - According to US film industry website KFTV, the upcoming American motion picture “The Yellow Birds” will soon be filmed in Morocco. “The Yellow Birds” is an adaptation, by the same name, of the 2012 American novel from US writer, poet, and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers. The war drama relates Powers’ real-life experiences as a soldier in Iraq and the struggles he is forced to face after he comes b ...

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Morocco Grants MAD 18,6 Million to 28 Film Festivals

Marrakech - The Moroccan Ministry of Culture announced in a report that the Support Committee of Organizing Festivals and Film Events decided to grant financial support for 28 festivals, worth MAD 18,625 million after studying the projects and assessing the scale of the cinematic events. According to the report, the Committee considered 40 applicants for support. The Committee said that Marrakech Internatio ...

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Loubna Abidar Wins Second International Award for Work in Much Loved

Rabat - Actress Loubna Abidar recently won the Golden Bayard Best Actress Award for her work in the controversial film Much Loved. It was presented to her in Belgium at the International Francophone Film Festival’s 30th edition, which occurred October 2nd to 9th. This is her second award for her work in Much Loved; she first won Best Actress at the Francophone Film Festival of Angouleme. The Cannes-Selected ...

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