The 17th Marrakech International Film Festival has unveiled the 14 films nominated for Etoile d’Or (Golden Star) prize.
Rabat- The official competition lineup includes an eclectic selection of cinematographic schools from various parts of the globe.
The 14 motion pictures set to compete are as follows: “The Good Girls” by Alejandra Márquez Abella; “Joy” by Sudabeh Mortez;, “Diane” by Kent Jones; “The Load” by Ognjen Glavonić;, “The Chambermaid” by Lila Avilés; “Red Snow” by Sayaka Kai;“Look at Me” By Nejib Belkhadhi;“Irina” by Nadejda Koseva; “Vanishing Days” by Zhu Xin; “Urgent” By Mohcine Besri;“Rojo” by Benjamín Naishtat; “Akasha” by Hajooj Kuka; “The Giraffe” by Ahmed Magdy; and “All Good” by Eva Trobisch.
The Etoile d’Or winner will receive $ 35,000.00. Some of the previous award winners include “Inch’Allah Dimanche” by Yamina Benguigui, “Go” by Isao Yukisada, “Sideways” by Alexander Payne, “Autumn Ball” by Veiko Ounpuu, “The Attack” by Ziad Doueiri; and “Han Gong-ju” by Lee Su-jin.
Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) is turning 17 this year and it has matured into a worldwide cinematic event in full bloom. It is compatible to global renowned festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival.
The FIFM is considered a crossroad where international directors, actors, cinematographers, script writers, and producers all gather to build bridges of understanding with one another, and dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about different cultures and countries.
The festival also promotes tourism in Marrakech as many festival goers and cinephiles flock to the city to celebrate the seventh art and enjoy the sunny winter of the Red City.
Marrakech is a top-rated travel destination featuring on almost everyone’s bucket list. It has a regular appearance on “Best of travel lists” around the globe. Travel sites always rank Marrakech among the world’s top destinations.
Morocco, on the other hand, has become a major movie set for many international productions. Case in point, movie blockbusters such as “John Wick 3”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 6”’, and “Waiting for the Barbarians” are currently in the middle of filming around the country.