The organizers of the International Film Festival in Marrakech, one of the most prominent film events in Africa, announced the postponement of the festival to a “later date” due to the “Covid-19” epidemic, for the second year in a row.
The 19th edition of the festival was supposed to take place between November 29 and December 7 in the city in southern Morocco. The 2020 edition was canceled due to the health crisis.
However, the “Atlas Workshops”, a program to support young filmmakers in Africa and the Middle East, will remain on schedule and will be organized from November 22-25, according to what the festival’s organizers said in a statement published by MAP.
Through these events supported by “Netflix”, the International Film Festival in Marrakech continues to develop its experiences to discover new cinematic talents in Africa and the Arab world. Egyptian director Omar Al-Zuhairi, who was among the winners of the “Atlas Workshops”, won the Grand Prix of the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival in July for his film “Feathers”. Big names in world cinema have participated in the Marrakech Festival since its launch, such as American director Martin Scorsese, and Iranian Abbas Kiarostami.
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