The cultural industry in Morocco has not escaped the repercussions of the health crisis due to Covid-19. To develop and structure cultural industries in Morocco, the French Institute of Meknes with the support of the French Institute of Morocco and in partnership with the Aïcha Foundation, have initiated a project which is fully in line with this transversal issue of the sector. cultural and creative industries (youth, training, economic development, cooperation) entitled ” The desirable tomorrows ”.
The project is thus broken down into three Webinars broadcast online. They allow, in the current health context, to keep the link with an animated cinema professionals loyal over more than 20 years, thanks to the various actions of the FICAM (International Festival of Animation of Meknes) and to make them participate in the major challenges of the production of animated films in Morocco, indicate the organizers in a press release sent to Hespress Fr.
The first Webinar will be broadcast from Paris, Wednesday April 7, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. The debate will focus on the Producer / Director issue: a winning pair in an animated film or a shared risk? It will be moderated by Alexis Hunot, journalist specializing in animated cinema with the participation of Sofia El Khiyari, director, Caroline Attia, director, Sébastien Onomo, producer and Ron Dyens, producer and César 2021 for the best short film of ‘ animation for ” Bear hour“.
The duo formed by a producer and a director, an essential pair for the making of films, asks many questions, according to the organizers, to know how to divide the phases of the project from its starting point to its release. ? How do you define a budget for a film and who is looking for funding? Is the promotion of the film shared? What is the artistic contribution of the production company and conversely the support that the director brings to the production? How does dialogue develop when producing or directing a film? Do the issues differ from one country to another, from one continent to another?
For those who do not yet know Sofia El Khyari, she is a Moroccan animated film director who graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2018. Born in Casablanca, Sofia El Khyari has signed three short films including ” Ayam »With the voice of the late Amina Rachid. His films have been awarded and screened in various international festivals including FICAM.
Ultimately, the initiators of the project ” The desirable tomorrow Indicate that the initiative will continue on Friday May 21 and Wednesday June 3, 2021.