Submissions Now Open
Atlas Workshops 2024

The Atlas Workshops were initiated in 2018 by the Marrakech International Film Festival. The programme initiated a series of professional actions through which the Festival works side by side with a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers, and creates a space for reflection, exchange, work, and meetings for international professionals and regional talents. The seventh edition of the Atlas Workshops will take place December 1st—5th, 2024. 

 

Now accepting submissions for

Projects in Development
Deadline: July 19th, 2024

Films in Production or Post-production
Deadline: September 19th 2024

Atlas Station
Open to Moroccan professionals only
Deadline: July 19th, 2024

 Read the regulations and apply here. 

 

The festival offers:

 The Atlas Workshops 

A four-day online programme each November, followed by a five-day, onsite programme from December 1 to 5, alongside the Marrakech International Film Festival.

A selection of projects in development and films in production or post-production whose creative director/producer teams benefit from artistic and professional support tailored to their needs given their project’s current stage of production.

An ideal presentation framework, in which projects in development are introduced via a public pitching session, while films in production and post-production are further exposed through screenings of excerpts.

A co-production market, where participants have the opportunity to attend targeted, individual meetings with invited international professionals

Cash prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the Atlas Workshops, decided upon by two juries, one each for projects in development and films in production or post-production.

 

 Atlas Station 

A new Atlas Workshops program consisting of four days online in November, followed by five days onsite, from December 1 to 5, alongside the Marrakech International Film Festival.

A new professional initiative aimed at Moroccan directors and producers who wish to hone their skills in order to develop their international business activities. This artistic and professional support is tailored to participants’ needs at this moment in their careers.

 

The Mother of All lies by Asmae El Moudir, winner of the Atlas Workshops Development Award in 2019 and the Post-Production Award in 2021, wins the Directing Prize at the Un certain regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Hounds by Kamal Lazraq, winner of the ArteKino International Prize in 2019, wins the Jury Prize at the Un certain regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.