By Youssef Sourgo
By Youssef Sourgo
Morocco World News
Casablanca, March 23, 2013
The 19 edition of Tetouan’s Mediterranean Film Festival was laucnhed today.
This edition of the annual festival will feature the exhibition of the latest film productions in various Mediterranean nations.
Most of the movies exhibited in this festival were awarded in previous national and international film festivals. An example of these successful films is “Zero,” by the Moroccan film director Noureddine Alchmari, who was awarded the grand prize in the previous edition of the national film festival in Tangier.
In the festival’s category of long films, 12 films are participating: Morocco and Egypt with two films, Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Spain, France, Italy, Coatia and Romania with only one film respectively.
As to the category of short films, 18 films are participating: Morocco with 5 films, Greece with 4 films, Lebanon and France with two films, and Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, Algeria and Palestine with only one film respectively.
Concerning the documentary films competition, 12 films are participating, representing Morocco, Palestine, Spain, France, Greece, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Tunisia and Egypt.
All of those movies are going to be subject to discussions throughout the festival, by experts in the cinematic realm and critics from various Mediterranean nations.
The organizers of Tetouan’s Mediterranean Film Festival selected Saad Chraibi, alongside other personalities, to be honored during this year’s edition.
Saad Chraibi is deemed one of the names that matured in the arms of the film clubs movement.
Chraibi has also acquired considerable theoretical and practical experiences in the realm of associative organization, financial management, the animation of meetings and critique of films.
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