09 May -7.30 PM

Adaptation of the book to the Cinema: Guests Fouad Laroui and Nour Eddine Lakhmari 

The Marrakech Short Film Festival (MARRAKECHsFF) was delighted to have set up last April an exciting new program aimed at enriching its cinematographic offer throughout of the year.

A program that features the “BEST OF” from the two previous editions (2021-2022),offering a selection of captivating short films from around the world. The cinephile  had the opportunity to discover these films during screenings held in several of the cultural spaces: in Marrakech at the Museum of Contemporary African Art (MACAAL) at the French Institute/in Casablanca at the American Arts Center/in Kenitra at the Eden Hotel and in Dubail at the SAE Institute.

One of the main objectives of the Marrakech Short Film Festival is to become a real hub for short films and directors, offering activities throughout the year. This initiative will create a dynamic platform promoting the exchange, discovery and appreciation of short format, both for film buffs and industry professionals.

The culmination of the BEST OF of the Marrakech Short Film Festival took place in Morocco inCasablanca, with a special and original screening of 18 films selected from the previous editions on June 10 and 11, at the Dar ElKitab space, specially equipped for the occasion to ensure an experience of enjoyable viewing.

Located in the heart of the emblematic Habous district of Casablanca, Dar El Kitab supports actively artistic and literary creation through a rich program combining the organization cycles of conferences, individual and collective exhibitions and the publication of works in artistic, literary, philosophical, social and scientific fields.

To close the BEST OF program, the Marrakech Short Film Festival and Dar El Kitab   have organized on Saturday June 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. a round table under the theme: Adaptation of the book to the cinema.

The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, The Name of the Rose, so many books that have given rise to adaptations and spectacular successes in the cinema. In Morocco, The Horses of God, Dry Eyes and Ali Zaoua are taken from books by Mahi Bine Bine de Tahar Benjelloun and Driss Chraibi. What are the secrets of a successful adaptation? A

conversation  between with the successful Moroccan economist and writer, FOUAD LAROUI and award-winning director and screenwriter Nour Eddine Lakhmari.

An exciting encounter that Dar El Kitab and the Marrakech Short Film Festival to open  the exchange between experts and professionals in the film sector and literature, thus offering a unique opportunity for reflection and exchange around the issues and perspectives of the short film.