It is an initiative that aims to encourage and highlight the talents of the Arab world. The Arab Film Festival of Casablanca signs its second edition from October 18th to 25th at the Farah Hotel.
An initiative that was already deemed successful. As proof, this year, 198 films from 19 countries, made in 2018 and 2019, have applied. Only thirty have been selected to compete. On the list, 11 feature films including “Le Pardon ” by Tunisian Najoua Limam Salama and “Laaziza” by Moroccan Mohcine Basri, as well as 20 productions competing in the short film category.
Among the short film competitors we have, “400 Pages” by Moroccan Ghizlane Assif, “Not Now” by Moroccan Nada Sharqaoui, “White Coffee” by Lebanese Gloria Tauk.
Meantime, Moroccan director Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi will be chairing the jury, in the feature film category, with Iraqi director Qacem Haoul, Egyptian actor Fathi Abdelwahab and Kuwaiti film critic Abdul Sattar Naji and Tunisian actress Souhir Ben Amara. The short-film jury is made up of Moroccan actress Jalila Talemsi and Syrian journalist Houssam Eddine Nasr, led by Sudanese director Said Hamed.