Originally from Casablanca, Tarik Mounim is an actor known for Goodbye Mothers by Mohamed Ismail and the short film Et Moi. He is the founder of Save Cinemas in Morocco, an organization created in 2007 as a response to numerous iconic movie theaters being closed an destroyed. At the 7th Marrakech International Film Festival he launched a campaign to raise awareness about the issue, mobilizing various professionals from across the industry for the cause.
President of Jury
Kamal Hachkar is a French-Moroccan independent filmmaker. Born in Morocco. Hachkar holds an MA in history from Sorbonne University and later becomes a history teacher. In 2012, he released his feature documentary Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echos from the Mellah; this film has been selected at several international film festivals across the world, winning numerous awards and stirring a fruitful national debate in Morocco over the plurality of identity.
Moroccan Fashion Photographer
Mehdi Sefrioui is a Moroccan fashion photographer based in Paris. Born in Tangiers, his first steps in his medium were made through street photography, documenting his long walks and travels with portraits and landscape shots. After business studies in Paris, an internship at the artists agency Art Partner and a year studying Photography in Paris College of Art, he decided to focus on fashion photography, a field in which he could fully express his creativity.