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Prize list of the 24rd edition

Feature-length and Documentaries competition

 

The two competitions of the 24rd edition of the Med Cinema Festival of Tetouan have been distinguished by the projection of films premieres. 20 films (feature-length and Documentaries) were in competition for the 9 prizes and 9 trophies awarded by the Festival.

Three juries (Feature-length, Documentaries and Critic’s jury), composed of academics and critics, were responsible of choosing 9 winners (films, actresses and actors).

The prize list was welcomed by the journalists, the guests and the public. It was as follows:

 

Tamouda award

The Grand Prix of the city

Polyxeni

de Dora Masklavanou (Grèce)

Mohamed Rekkab award

Jury’s special award

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de Bojan Vuletic

(Serbie, Bulgarie, Macédoine, Russie, France)

Azzeddine Meddour award

first work award

Scary Mother

d'Ana Urushadze

(Géorgie, Estonie)

Best Actress award

 

Luisa Ranieri

dans le film

Veleno de Diego Olivares

(Italie)

Best Actor Award

Mohammed Bacri

dans le film

Wajib d'Annemarie Jacir

(Palestine)

Feature-length Prize List

Mustapha Mesnaoui award

Critic’s award

awarded by Groupe Akher Saa

R EQUIEM OUR MADAME J

de Bojan Vuletic

(Serbie, Bulgarie, Macédoine, Russie, France)

Documentaries prize list

The Grand Prix of the city

Jury’s special award

First work award

House in the Fields

de Tala Hadid

(Maroc, Qatar, France)

 

Appennino

d’Emiliano Dante

(Italie)

 Colis suspect

  de Sophia Català et Rosa Perez

( Espagne)

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20 films for the two Competitions

20 films aspire to win the prizes of the 24th edition of the TMFF which takes place from March 24th to 31st, 2018. For the feature films category, the 12 competing films will be screened in the movie theater Avenida : the Palestinian film Wajib by Annemarie Jacir, the Spanish film I don’t know how to say goodbye by Lino Escalera, the Georgian and Estonian film Scary mother by Ana Urushadze, the Serbian film Requiem for madam J by Bojan Vuletic, the Greek film Polyxeni by Dora Maskalavanou, the Lebanese film “ Ghada El Eid “ by Lucizn Bourjeily, the Tunisian film Benzine by Sarra Abidi, the Romanian film Pororoca by Constantin Popescu, the Franco-Algerian film The blessed by Sofia Djama, the Egyptian film Cactus flower by Hala Elkhoussy, the Italian film Veleno by Diego Olivares and finally the Moroccan film The cry of the soul by Abdelilah Eljaouhary.

As for the documentaries, 8 film will compete : The Franco-Palestinian Ghost Hunting by Raed Andoni, the Moroccan film House in the fields by Tara Hadid, the Franco-Palestinian A long and hot summer in Palestine by Norma Marcos, the Lebanese film 194, us, the children of the camp by Samer Salamah, the Italian film Appennino by Emiliano Dante Valentina, the French film Armonia, Franco and my grandfather by Ladjointe Xavier, the Syria-Lebanon film Obscure by Soudade Kaadan and the Spanish film Suspicious package by Sofia Catala and Perez Masdeu.

Special sessions: “Retrospective: on both sides of the Mediterranean”

Many films will be screened out-of-competition: The beautiful and the hounds by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia), DRUZINICA by Jan Cvitkovič (Slovenia), Lucky (Fortunata) by Sergio Castellitto (Italy), Burnout by Nourddine Lakhmari (Morocco) and Crime of the angels by Bania Medjbar (France).

As part of “Retrospective, on both sides of the Mediterranean”, presented in partnership with the French Institute of Tetouan and the regional directorate of the Ministry of National Education of Tetouan, five films will be programmed: The stop-over by Kaveh Bakhtiari (Switzerland), Cornich Kennedy by Dominique Cabrera (France), Rengaine by Rachid Djaïdani (France), Tour de France by Rachid Djaïdani (France), Five broken cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (Palestine/France) .

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COLLOQUIUM

Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival chose the theme “Cinema and freedoms” as the main axis of the colloquium that will be held within the framework of the cultural program of the current edition.

Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival chose the theme “Cinema and freedoms” as the main axis of the colloquium that will be held within the framework of the cultural program of the current edition. The objective of this meeting is to « launch a well-thought discussion about the emblematic relationship between the freedom of creation and the different authorities (Political, religious, moral, artistic, etc…), with the concern to better understand the connections between those convoluted concepts that define the relationship between the citizen and the authority”. On this basis, the colloquium will try to answer different questions such as: How does the Mediterranean Cinema represent the concepts of “freedoms” and “rights”? How do the Mediterranean filmmakers build their rhetoric about the concepts of freedom (freedom of worship, of association, of speech, of creativity…)? How does the Mediterranean Cinema confront the barriers to the creativity? How do we censor? Who practice it? The participants and the public will ask those questions and others. The goal is to find plausible answers and to cast a light on a subject that, despite the promises of the governments, concerns the writers and the artists, the filmmakers in particular whom work is widely broadcast.

Among the questions discussed, there is also: the representation of the authorities and the liberty in the Mediterranean cinema; the expression of the tensions between the filmmakers, the authority and the public. The cinema as a mean to defend the freedoms and to raise awareness. Among the participants the university professor and critic Olivier Caïra (France), the university professor and writer Mouna Chimiyi (Egypt) and the sociologist Mohamed Ennaji (Morocco).

Moderator

Driss El Korri

Maroc

Olivier Caïra

 University professor and critic

France

Mouna Chimiyi

University professor and writer

Egypt

Mohammed Ennaji

Sociologist

Morocco

ROUND TABLE

In this edition, the festival will discuss the issues of the Moroccan Cinema by organizing a round table about the “challenges of the Moroccan Cinema”:

The festival will also discuss the issues of the Moroccan Cinema in this edition by organizing a round table about “The Challenges of the Moroccan Cinema: from the production to the distribution”. The starting point of this round table is the fact that Morocco has an advanced cinematographic policy in terms of production with very important credit and clear terms of reference, but it also need a real strategy to promote the 7th art, the goal is to complete the cycle of the cinematographic industry in Morocco, from the production to the promotion.

 

But that would only be possible if we invest more in the academic education, across all the cinematographic occupations, by building national and regional institutes, programs and core subject studies. Furthermore, the involvement of the authorities to promote the cinematographic sector does not justify the absence of the private sector: there is no cinematographic industry without the combined efforts of the public sector and the private sector.

 

How can we encourage the private sector to further invest in the Moroccan cinema, in terms of production and promotion? How can we create more spaces and theaters to project films? It is time to think about the possibility to build theaters and cinematheques in the neighborhoods and the cities...Will participate in this round table the cinema critic Farqzaid Bouchta, the director and producer Khalid Zaïri, the director Chrif Tribak and the film distributor Najib Benkirane.

 

 

Farqzaïd Bouchta

Cinema critic

 

Khalid Zaïri

Director and producer

 

Chrif Tribak

Director

Maroc

Najib Benkirane.

Distributor Maroc

conference

Always within the cultural program of the festival, Francis Borda, a French university professor, will give a conference on the “Conquest and defense of the liberty: Chaplin the filmmaker”.

Always within the cultural program of the festival, Francis Borda, a French university professor, will give a conference on the “Conquest and defense of the liberty: Chaplin the filmmaker”. The festival of Tetouan will also organize a special section dedicated to workshops, to conferences and master classes within the framework of the section “at the school of the festival”.

Those activities will be facilitated and organized by expert and professionals, they will be organized in the schools and the cultural centers of the city.

 

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