SELECTION OF PROJECTS AND FILMS
ATLAS WORKSHOPS 2022
The Atlas Workshops will take place in Marrakech from 14 to 17 November 2022. The industry platform of the Marrakech International Film Festival, which now plays a key role in the regions it covers, the Atlas Workshops have the stated mission of supporting a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers by exhibiting their projects on the international stage.
For its 5th edition, the Atlas Workshops will present 16 projects in development and six films in post-production from 11 countries, selected from 240 applications received from the African continent and the Arab world.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
BEHIND THE PALM TREES – Meryem BENM’BAREK (Morocco)
CHILDREN OF GOD (BENIMANA) – Marie-Clémentine DUSABEJAMBO (Rwanda)
CONGO BOY – Rafiki FARIALA (Central African Republic, DRC)
DEMBA – Mamadou DIA (Senegal)
GHOST SHIP (VAISSEAU FANTÔME) – Moïse TOGO (Mali, Cameroon) | Doc
LENDE – Katy Lena NDIAYE (Senegal)
LA MER AU LOIN – Saïd HAMICH BENLARBI (Morocco)
PIGEON WARS – Dania BDEIR (Lebanon)
SO THE LOVERS COULD COME OUT AGAIN – George Peter BARBARI (Lebanon)
THE PASSPORT – Rakan MAYASI (Palestine)
WHALE BELLY (18) – Sameh ALAA (Egypt)
ALI – Younes BOUAB (Morocco)
L’APOCALYPSE ARABE – Samy SIDALI (Morocco)
MERCURY – Ish AÏT-HAMOU & Monir AÏT-HAMOU (Morocco)
LES SAISONS DU SILENCE – Abdeslam KELAI (Morocco)
LE SOLEIL DES AUTRES – Asmae EL MOUDIR (Morocco) | Doc
FILMS IN PRODUCTION OR POST-PRODUCTION
BYE BYE TIBERIAS – Lina SOUALEM (Palestine) | Doc
CABO NEGRO – Abdellah TAÏA (Morocco)
CHOPPED – Karam ALI & Casey ASPROOTH-JACKSON (Palestine) | Doc
DISCO AFRIKA – Luck RAZANAJAONA (Madagascar)
INSHALLAH A BOY (INSHALLAH WALLAD) – Amjad AL RASHEED (Jordan)
OR DE VIE – Boubacar SANGARE (Burkina Faso) | Doc
ATLAS FILM SHOWCASE
DESERTS – Faouzi BENSAÏDI (Morocco)
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Three Moroccan films that have previously participated in the Atlas Workshops hit the screens of Locarno and Venice!
Queens by Yasmine Benkiran, presented in development at the first edition of the Atlas Workshops, and in the 2021 Films in production or post-production section, is selected at the Venice International Film Critics' Week.
The Damned Don't Cry by Fyzal Boulifa, presented in development at the first edition of the Atlas Workshops in 2018, is selected in competition at the Venice Days.
Fragments from Heaven by Adnane Baraka, presented at the Atlas Workshops 2020 Films in production or post-production section, is selected at the Locarno Film Festival.
Under The Fig Trees by Erige Sehiri, winner of the Post-production Prize of the Atlas Workshops in 2021, was selected at the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.