Saturday, November 29, 2008

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid draws big names to MIFF

Marrakech-Morocco, December 1, 2007 – Under the strategic leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Marrakech International Film Festival’s (MIFF) core goals are to support young filmmakers and highlight the ever changing global film industry.

The aim is to combine these goals into a unique atmosphere of the festival promoting cross-cultural understanding through the universal language of cinema.Visit by world famous guests helps to put the spotlight on Moroccan cinema.

That’s why international guests and jury members are invited each year to this famous festival.

The International Jury of the 7th MIFF is composed of the following members: Hamid Benani (director, producer and writer), John Hurt (actor), Shekhar Kapur (director and actor), Pavel Lounguine (director, screenwriter and producer), Aissa Maiga (actress), Claude Millier (director and writer), Parker Posey (actress) and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon (actress). The Czechoslovakian born Milos Forman heads the jury.

Their job is choosing the Grand Prix winner as well as to award the Jury Prize, Best Actress and Actor Prize.

The 7th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival will be held December 7 to 15, 2007, in Marrakech, Morocco.

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