The award ceremony for the eighth edition of the Ana Maghribi.a International Short Film Competition, organized by the Institut français du Maroc in partnership with Crédit du Maroc, was held this Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Institut français of Casablanca.
Four prizes were awarded to the winners who submitted videos of no longer than 90 seconds on the theme “Women in the Future: Imagining Equality”.
The jury, chaired this year by the Franco-Moroccan director Sofia Alaoui and composed of the performer Meryem Aboulouafa, the actress Oumaima Ouaghaou, the deputy director general of the creative studio JawJab Younès Lazrak and the communications director of Crédit du Maroc Mouna Benrhanem, had to select the winning films this year from around fifty applications.
The first prize was won by the film “JUSTITIA” by Asmae ADNANI, the second prize by “2131 Miladiya Moutasaoune” by Oualid OUALHI and the third prize won by “The exception” by Othman ZITOUNI.
The special prize from the French Institute of Morocco will allow Kawtar WADDI, who proposed the film “The Prince and the Princess”, to spend a 10-day internship at the ENS Lumière in France as an introduction to script writing. This training is part of the audiovisual and cultural cooperation policy of the French Embassy in Morocco, which reaffirms its desire to support emerging artists.
Speaking on this occasion, the Director General of the French Institute of Morocco, Clélia Chevrier Kolacko, stressed that this competition offers the opportunity to offer young talents a space of expression and creativity and also allow them to s ” ask about themes that concern them such as identity, the status of women, climate change, commitment but also on the theme of this edition, equality between women and men.
“Given that this is a crucial question for the future and the balance of our societies, we suggested to the participants to project themselves into the future as indicated by the theme of the competition”, a- she said, noting that “to imagine equality is to highlight what it’s time to change and what needs to be changed so that women and girls around the world are no longer left behind. for account ”.
The winners of this competition, launched on October 25 and closed on November 28, 2021, were able to explore this notion from a personal or collective point of view by committing today to defend the change they want to see in the world. of tomorrow. The competition is accessible from a dedicated website (www.concoursanamaghribi.org) and via the website of the French Institute of Morocco.