Saturday, November 29, 2008

Curtains came down on the 7th Marrakech International Film Festival

Marrakech – Morocco, December 16, 2007 -- Screening a total of 110 films from 23 countries, the Marrakech International Film Festival wrapped its successful 7th edition on December 15th, 2007.

This year’s MIFF was the most successful to date, despite the unexpected challenges, we are pleased to say even more, festival is an impressive cultural victory as well.

MIFF had focused on the production from the countries of Eastern Europe and sketched attention to examine issues affecting women around the world.

The audiences came together and enjoyed the festival experience in the renewed spirit of agreed mandate to boost the accepting of other nations through the art of cinema.

The closing gala and awards ceremony of the festival organized by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the President of MIFF Foundation, was made on Saturday evening at Marrakech's Palais des Congres.

The Festival announced its full slate of awards with Golden Star award rewarded to the Estonian film "Autumn Ball" by director Veiko Ounpuu.The Best Actor was awarded to the Finnish actor Tommi Korpela for his role in "Man's Job" and the Best Actress went to the 19-year-old South Korean actress Yu Yun-mi for her role in the film "Black Soi"l.

The Special Prize of the Jury was awarded to the two films, Russian director Alexey Mizgirev for his film "The Hard-Hearted" and Filipino director Brillante Mendoza for his film "Slingshot".

The 7th annual Marrakech International Film Festival was held December 7, through December 15, 2007.

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