MAP - Monday, July 29th 2019

18th Marrakech International Film Festival to be Held from 29 Nov. to 07 Dec.

Rabat - The 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) will be held from 29 November to 07 December, the organizers announce.

Marrakech is once again making an appearance at world cinema, says a statement by the Festival's Foundation, stressing that the event confirms its regularity and the relevance of its concept.

This new edition promises, as in previous ones, to be both a popular event (110,000 people attended the screenings in 2018) and a major professional one, thanks in particular to the new sections and activities programmed as part of the Festival, the statement adds.

In addition to the official competition, the same source notes, the Festival maintains its Panorama of Moroccan cinema and renews the concept of "Conversation With", which allows professionals and the general public to meet the great names in world cinema.

The concept includes very high quality exchange and debate sessions that attracted nearly 500 people each time in 2018, including professionals, students, journalists and film enthusiasts.

The Festival also remains committed to its social vocation by organizing special programs for the benefit of visually impaired people as well as for young audiences, the statement says, recalling that during last year's edition, 3,500 students from the Marrakech region, accompanied by their teachers, were able to follow the films programmed as part of this section.