Marrakech International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Marrakech International Film Festival
SINCE: 2001
WHERE: Marrakech, Morocco
WEBSITE: www.festivalmarrakech.info
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Marrakesh International Film Festival was created in 2001 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The event is organised by the Marrakesh Film Festival Foundation under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid.

Marrakech International Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Marrakech International Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

CLOSING FILM: WE ARE THE BEST! directed by Lukas MoodyssonCLOSING FILM: WE ARE THE BEST! directed by Lukas Moodysson

The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival taking place from November 29 to December 7, 2013 announced the lineup of official film selections. More than 110 films from 23 nationalities will be screened during the event. As with every year for the past 12 years, the focus will be on films in competition, which comprises 15 films. The section “Cinema at heart” will focus on Moroccan cinema, the out-of-competition films will “distill the perfume of directors in touch with their audiences,” while the Cinécoles program of short films will reveal the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Actress Patricia Clarkson, Director Park Chan-wook Among Jury for 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival

Actress Patricia Clarkson, Director Park Chan-wook Among Jury for 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival

Actress (USA) Patricia Clarkson Director, writer & producer (Turkey & Germany) Faith Akin, actress (USA) Patricia Clarkson, actress (France) Marion Cotillard, director, writer & producer (Mexico) Amat Escalante, actress (Iran) Golshifteh Farahani, director, writer & producer (India) Anurag Kashyap, director, writer & producer (Morocco) Narjiss Nejjar, director, writer & producer (South Korea) Park Chan-wook and director & writer (Italy) Paolo Sorrentino have been selected for the Feature Film Jury for the 13th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival to be held from […]

RAM-LEELA to Open 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival | PICS + TRAILER

RAM-LEELA to Open 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival | PICS + TRAILER

RAM-LEELA, the new film from Sanjay Leela Bhansali

The opening ceremony of the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival will have an Indian flavor with the premiere of RAM-LEELA, the new film from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of DEVDAS.  RAM-LEELA, described as a modern version of Romeo and Juliet, and starring  Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, will kick off the festival on 29 November, 2013.  The 13th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival takes place from 29 November to 7 December 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Martin Scorsese to Head Competition Jury at 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival

Martin Scorsese to Head Competition Jury at 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival

 Martin Scorsese

The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 29 to December 7, 2013. Martin Scorsese has been announced as President of the main Competition Jury for the festival. “I am very happy to be this year’s jury president at the Marrakech Film Festival and I would like to thank HRH, Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Festival, for his gracious invitation. I have made two films in Morocco, during which time I came to admire the spirit of the Moroccan people and the beauty of their culture. I am eager to discover the movies coming from all around the world to this unique Festival.”