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FICAM: Ending of a Special 20th Edition

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After 6 rich and intense days of unprecedented screenings of animated films, debates, training workshops, and meetings in the most convivial conditions, the 20th edition of the Meknes International Animation Film Festival (FICAM) has been successfully completed. More than 25,000 festival-goers and 5,000 schoolchildren were present.

The 20th edition of the Meknes International Animation Film Festival ( FICAM® ) has come to an end, leaving behind it a selection of memorable moments. Among them, the special tribute paid to Philippe Peythieu and Véronique Augereau, two undisputed masters of dubbing who lent their voices in particular to Homer and Marge Simpson. An experience they approached during a memorable Master Class dedicated to the art of dubbing. The 1st Animation Film Forum in Morocco was also an undeniable success, particularly in the presence of the three Moroccan animation studios Artcoustic, Lorem, and Never Seen. More than 25,000 festival-goers came to attend the various preview screenings scheduled in Morocco, as well as 5,000 schoolchildren who took advantage of the school screenings in the presence of prestigious guests and 150 students who benefited from the training workshops.


The Court’ Compet’ jury awarded the Grand Jury Prize with 3,000 Euros for the best short film to Claude Cloutier (Canada), for his short film Bad Seeds (Weeds). It should be remembered that this Jury was chaired by the author of Lebanese comic strips Zeina Abirached, accompanied by Adja Soro, Ivorian publisher of children’s books and producer and Tomm Moore, Irish director.

The Special Mention of the Jury was awarded to Yoriko Mizushiri (Denmark) for his short film Anxious Body. The Public Prize went to Câline by Margot Reumont .

The two short films Goodbye Jérôme! by Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet and Chloé farr and The Old Lion and the Little Cat by Violeta Cortes received respectively the Best Student Film and the Young Audience Prize made by students from language courses at the French Institute of Meknes.

The Soloists by Mehrnaz Abdollahinia received the Junior Jury Prize made up of students from Al Mansour College in Meknes.

As for the Prize for the Best Long Competitive Animated Feature Film, endowed with 2,000 Euros, the Junior Jury, made up of young people from the Théâtre des Chamates, awarded the film La chance sourit à Madame Nikuko by Ayumu Watanabe, who was also awarded the Public Long Compèt prize.