Marrakech short film festival second edition, 23-30 September 2022

The Marrakech Short Film Festival, after a successful first edition in 2021, returns for a second edition under the esteemed patronage of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, in order to create bridges between the industry of short films and Marrakech. The objective of this edition is to give value to local talents by showing their short films in competition simultaneously with films by international filmmakers. The Marrakech Short Film Festival is mainly concerned with setting up a platform promoting the short film production industry as well as promoting the heritage of abandoned movie theaters in Morocco.

Powered by its founder Ramia Beladel, the Marrakech Short Film Festival will be held this year in Marrakech from September 23trd to 30st, 2022. The public will enjoy the open-air screening of a wide selection of short films in mythical places of the Ochre city, including : Palais Badii, Arset Moulay Abdesalam, Les étoiles de Jamaa el fna, Dar Cherifa and Mbacha.

This second edition of the Festival will host Palestine as guest of honor with an extensive selection of Palestinian short films under the direction of the producer May Odeh in partnership with the Palestinian Film Institute and in collaboration with the Palestinian Embassy. The International selection also includes : Germany, Armenia, France, Greece, Italy cooperation with the Italian Embassy and the Cultural Center of Italy in Rabat, Israel, Poland in cooperation with the Polish Embassy and the Munk Studio Polish Filmmakers Association, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

The Moroccan selection features films, among which six are in competition, with the participation of prominent directors and actors such as: Malika el Omari, Mohamed Khouyi, Said Bey, Azelarab Kaghat, Jalila Talemsi, Salwa Zahrane, Mansour Badri and many more The Marrakech Short Film Festival jury will be chaired for its second edition by the talented actress Asmaa El Khamlichi accompanied by the photographer Saad Tazi and the Moroccan-German visual artist Younes Atbane.

The program of the MsFF will also be complemented with conferences and a masterclass program involving renowned guests, notably: the well-known and esteemed french-moroccan producer Lamia Chraibi, the esteemed Moroccan director Daoud Oulad Siyed, the Croatian director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic who was awarded the prestigious Golden Camera prize for best first film during the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2021, a film produced by Martin Scorsese, the Egyptian producer Muhammad Taymour who received the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival,this Palme d'Or award was the first award for Egypt in the history of the festival and May Odeh is a Palestinian producer and director who has been curating various film programs, including the Mobile Cinema and the Red Carpet Film Festival, which is designed to tour the villages and communities of Area C to present entertainment films for families and children.

The 2nd edition of the MsFF is conducted in partnership with: The Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, Maroc Telecom, The Moroccan Cinematography Center, The Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs of the Marrakech-Safi region, The regional investment center of the Marrakech-Safi region, with the Grand Atlas Association