The Institut français du Maroc is launching the 8th edition of the national Ana Maghribi.a short film competition, in partnership with Crédit du Maroc and Jawjab. Young people under 30 are invited to shoot a short film of less than 90 seconds on the theme ” Women in the future: imagining equality “. They have until November 28 to upload their videos to the website: www.concoursanamaghribi.org.
These young people will be judged by a jury made up of film and audiovisual professionals. The jury will be chaired this year by the Franco-Moroccan director and screenwriter Sofia Alaoui, known for the film ” What if the beasts die“, César for best short fiction film 2021. Five prizes will be awarded: three Jury prizes, Crédit du Maroc prize and Institut français du Maroc prize, the Institut français du Maroc said in a press release.
New edition, new theme
The Ana Maghribi.a competition this year invites young people to question the theme ” Women in the Future: Imagining equality “. They will be able to explore this notion from a personal and subjective point of view. ” Women in the future »Offers everyone to break with codes and appropriate the future through an anticipatory narrative to think about gender equality and denounce the inequalities that threaten the balance of our societies of tomorrow, underlines the same source, and also go in search of new universes to highlight the violence of our daily life, to question the framework of our societies.
” Dystopia or Utopia, it is up to the participants to choose: to evoke inequalities through stories, it is to speak about our present, about what is likely to happen to better alert the conscience; to dream of equality is to highlight what needs to be changed. “Women in the Future” invites us to think about and build a fairer reality through the imagination“, Explains the IFM.
A jury of professionals will assess the quality of the films
After producer and director Mouhcine Besri last March, it is now director and screenwriter Sofia Alaoui to chair the jury. At his side, we will find the interpreter Meryem Aboulouafa, the actress Oumama Ouaghou, the deputy general manager of JawJab Younès Lazrak and the communication director of Crédit du Maroc Mouna Benrhanem. The jury will award several prizes to the most creative and original videos.
In its press release, the IFM specifies that the Ana Maghribi.a competition is open to young people under the age of thirty, enthusiasts or amateurs of videos. Participants will produce a 90-second video in the format of their choice to upload to the www.concoursanamaghribi.org platform until November 28.
The idea expressed in the film will be the first selection criterion, the production and technical quality will be taken into account in a second step. As a reminder, the IFM emphasizes that 60 films were sent during the 2021 edition of Ana Maghribi.a from all regions of Morocco. 5 prizes were awarded to the winners during a ceremony organized at the French Institute in Casablanca.