By Yasyn Mouhir
By Yasyn Mouhir
Marrakech – The Salé-based Abi Raqraq Association will organize the ninth edition of the International Women’s Film Festival in Salé from September 28 to October 3, 2015.
The general program of this year’s festival will feature the opening film “The Asmahan Presence which is not Likely” from Palestinian director Azza El-Hassan and co-produced in Austria and Qatar.
The festival will host a competition for 12 long films that deal with women’s issues. Competition participants will be from many different continents in Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Asia.
This year’s festival will include parallel activities and will host a forum on this year’s theme:”Female directors, between technical measures and financial conditions of production”.
The announcement also states that the judges will announce, during the closing ceremony on October 3, the winners of the following prizes: Grand Prize of the Festival, the Jury Award, Best Female Role Award, and the Award for Best Male Role, and Documentary Film Award.
During this forum, some new Moroccan films will be screened, and two actresses, Egyptian and Moroccan, will be honored for great artistic careers.
The Association Communiqué reports that the International Women’s Film Festival does not seek to re-produce itself, but intends to move forward, regardless of the means available, as it preserves its identity as a festival dedicated to women.
For long feature films,12 films will compete for this prize:
“Aida” MariniIdris-, Morocco, 2015
“Lesson” Kristona Kroziewa and Peter Vahanov, Bulgaria, Greece .2015
“Virgin under oath” Laura Bespora, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania 02015
“Summer Sonkaile” Olanta Kavalleti, Lithuania, France .2015
“Nahed” Ida Banahandi, Iran .2015
“Flutter somewhere” Nkoyen Hwank Dieppe, Vietnam, France 2015
“Second mother” Anna Mulajri, Brazil 2015
“Pauline gets away” Emily Preezavon, France 2015
“misting “Denise Gamza Aarkevin, Turkey 2015
“Adrian (mechanist)” Rooney Bolioh, Canada .2015
“The Price of Love” Imon Haile, Ethiopia 2014
“Decor” Ahmed Abdullah, Egypt 2014.
For documentary films, 5 films will compete for this award:
“10949 women” to Nassima Ksom, France, Algeria
“Syria queens” to Jasmine Silver, Lebanon
“Bakhta and her daughters” to mark Arwala, France, Algeria
“In the peace palace” to Tyunc in Nkoyen your color, France
“The man who fits women – the wrath of Hippocrates” to Thierry Michel, Belgium.