Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016 celebrates the best in Arabic and African film and cinema, this year showcasing Russian film for its 16th edition. Don’t miss this unique event, including the Jemaa El-Fnaa main square being turned into a huge open air cinema!


Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

Stars from the Festival

Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016


This is a must for film lovers as Marrakech becomes a hub of the cinematic world this November! The Film Festival takes place every year, this year in November and celebrates the film industry in Morocco as well as further afield in the rest of Africa and also covering Arabic film. The festival was created in 2001 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to represent Moroccan Cinema on the world stage. For visitors you can see a selection of film premieres and short films, as well as some of the stars of Moroccan Cinema

Register for the film festival for free access to all events!

Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

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Russian Cinema Showcased

This year the festival is showcasing Russian Cinema, to celebrate the huge number of quality films that the genre has produced. The organisers claim that for their 16th edition of the festival they wanted to celebrate and honour Russian Cinema as the most prolific and richest of European cinema. For more information on their programme check here

Marrakech Film Festival this November 2016

Red Carpet moment from


Young Talent

Since 2010 there has also been the Cinécoles award, open to students open from Moroccan cinema schools and aimed to act as a spring board to a career in the movies. This year that is being replaced with support for young students movies will be provided by SNRT (National Broadcasting and TV Corporation), which recently set up financial support for cinema production and for students movies projects in particular.

Find out more about the film festival here


Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

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Marrakech International Film Festival November 2016

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Barrandov Studios

Hollywood and Czech Republic: What’s the connection?

Barrandov Studios is a famous set of film studios in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest film studio in the country and one of the largest in Europe. Several of the movies filmed there won Oscars.

Czech film history is closely connected with that of Prague’s entrepreneurial Havel family, and especially with the activities of the brothers Miloš Havel (1899–1968) and Václav Havel (1897–1979) (Václav was the father of the Czech President of the same name).

In 1921 Miloš Havel created the A-B Joint Stock Company by merging his American Film distribution company with the Biografia film distributors.

At present the studios are often called the “European Hollywood” or “Hollywood of the East” and many films have been filmed there, such as Mission Impossible, The Bourne Identity, Casino Royale, Prince Caspian, and many others.