Nador Film and Common Memory Festival: 27 films in running for 11th edition

7 feature films, 8 documentaries and 12 short films movies on program

27 productions of different nationalities will compete for the awards of the 11th edition of the International Festival of Cinema and Common Memory (FICMEC) in Nador, scheduled from 22 to 28 October 2022. According to the organizers, these are 7 feature films, 8 documentaries. and 12 short films. “The selection committee of films in the competition, led by the festival’s artistic director, Portuguese director Carlos Coelho, selected 8 documentaries dealing with issues of transitional justice, the peace process and reconciliation that took place in several countries during the past decades.

It also produced a selection of seven fiction feature films and twelve short films, as well as six television films in the Amazigh language,” the FICMEC press release said. According to the same source, 2,500 representing many countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Colombia, Argentina, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Armenia, Ukraine, Burundi, Congo, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, United Movies received. Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain and Morocco.

The competition jury will be made up of film professionals, journalists and writers. Thus Moroccan director Ahmed Al-Manouni who will preside over the feature film competition, Colombian director Margarita Martínez will preside over the documentary film competition and young Spanish director Pedro Pio who will preside over the short film competition. As for the section dedicated to Amazigh TV movies, the jury will be made up of several cultural, sports and political figures from the city of Nador. Beyond the official competitions, the festival also offers a number of round tables to analyze and evaluate international experiences in the field of transitional justice, in accordance with the theme of this edition.

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According to the initiators, these meetings will be led by experts from the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York, experts and activists from various countries, including Morocco, who have experienced transitional justice. During the festival’s inaugural session, the International Memorial for Democracy and Peace Prize will be awarded, notes the same source, to personalities or international human rights and political institutions.

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