Rabat – The Marrakech Film Festival Foundation has confirmed that the iconic event will take place this year from November 29 to December 7. The festival program and guests of honour are yet to be announced.
The festival was launched in 2001 by the King of Morocco to promote the country’s cinema industry and has since grown to be one of the most famous film festivals in the world.
A number of different venues across Marrakech draw thousands of attendees every year, who come to see a selection of films from across the world. Over 100 000 people attended the screenings in 2018.
Stars and industry figures also come to be seen walking the glamorous red carpet, to the delight of fashion magazines.
Last year, the festival honored American actress Robin Wright and French director Agnes Varda, along with the iconic, Robert De Niro.
This year’s festival will include the annual competition, where films are awarded a variety of prizes by a jury of industry professionals, the press release says.
In addition to the official competition, the festival will again include the “Conversation With” initiative, where professionals and the general public are able to meet some of the great names in the world of cinema, the release adds.
The press release does not reveal further details on the stars expected to be attending the event.
Last year’s interactive talk series hosted Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro, and Agnes Varda, among other world-famous stars. The sessions each attracted close to 500 people, including film industry professionals, journalists, students, and film lovers more broadly.