Friday, November 16, 2012

Fez Morocco - Cultural News Update

Film News

  • The dates for Agadir's fifth International Documentary Film Festival(FIDADOC) have been announced. According to the organisers FIDADOC will run from the 22nd to the 25th of April 2013. The festival competition is open to films from around the world, produced between 2011 and 2012 and whose duration does not exceed 52 minutes.

  • The Medi Morocco movie association who are the organisers of the 18th Fez Moroccan Film Festival have announced a new prize - Creation of a Best Amazigh Short Film Screenplay. This new award is the result of a partnership with the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture, the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre and the Fez city authorities. The Fez Film festival will take place from the 5th to the 8th of March 2013 with the theme "Back to the Theatres". 

  • Aissawa Festival in Meknes

    From February 24 to 25th 2013 Meknes will host the first edition of the National Festival of Aissawa Art. Unfortunately the theme of the festival is not particularly enticing - “Heritage as a Mainstay for Advanced Regionalization” - but that aside, the festival should be exciting enough to escape its theme! The festival will take place at the Faqih Mohammed al-Manouni Hall of the Regional Directorate of Culture starting from 6:30 pm.

  • It is expected that more than 30 Aissawa orders will participate, such as Ouald Sheikh Kamel from Meknes, Ahl Touat Dar Damana from Ouazzane and Taaifa al-Aissawia from Fez, in addition to artists Abderrahim Souiri and the al-Asri Orchestra.

    Under the framework of the festival, a seminar will be held on “Forms of Popular Expressions in the Issmaili City: Issawa Order as a Model,” with Prof. Mohammed Amine, Prof. Mostafa Benfaida, Prof. Muley al-Hassam al-Bouyahyaoui al-Idrissi, Prof. Mohammed Amine al-Alaoui. The seminar will take place on Saturday, February 25, at 3 pm, in the meeting hall of the headquarters of the Council of Meknes-Tafilalt region. At the same time, there will be an exhibition of the work of artist M’hammad Jacky Belhaj at the gallery of al-Manouni Hall.

    The Institute Français 

    The French Institute in Fez has an exciting cultural programme running from September to December. There are exhibitions, installations and performances. Check out the entire programme by downloading the PDF from the link at the bottom of this story.

    Megumi Matsubara in Fez

    For the full programme of cultural events you can download the PDF HERE


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