MOROCCO / 28th Tétouan Festival of Mediterranean Film

Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan

Created in 1985, the Tetouan Festival of Mediterranean Film returns for its 28th year from March 3rd to 10th.

This year the organizers are enriching the programme with new events which support creativity and strengthen professional ties across the Mediterranean. During the Tetouan Workshops directors and scriptwriters will be able to present their projects to a professional jury, who will give three awards. During the festival, participants will also be invited to the inaugural Tetouan Industry Days, an event only for audiovisual professionals. In addition there is a proposal for a residency for young writers.

As for the films selected for the Festival, the competition offers 12 features, including Omar Mouldouira’s Un été à Boujad (Morocco), about a boy’s return from a boarding school in Casablanca to his family in Boujad after 7 years away. The reunion is difficult and the boy seems to have lost his place in his family. Also in the competition, Soudade Kaadan’s Nezouh (Syria): set in the Syrian civil war, 14-year old Zeina and her parents are the last people still living in a besieged district of Damascus.

The festival also offers 8 feature films in the Coup de Cœur section, with Alice Diop’s Nous and Mai Masri’s Beirut Eye of the Storm.

The whole programme is available on the festival web-site.

Sources: Festival de Tétouan, Awman Productions, AlloCiné

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