THE PROJECTS SELECTED FOR THE 2021 ATLAS WORKSHOPS ONLINE EDITION ARE ANNOUNCED

The Atlas Workshops will take place online from 22 to 25 November 2021 with the support of the Moroccan Cinema Centre and Netflix, partners of the programme since its creation in 2018. The Marrakech International Film Festival's industry platform’s mission is to support a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers, and providing them with international exposure.

For this 4th edition of the Atlas Workshops, 15 projects in development and 9 films in post-production have been selected from the 250 applications received. 

 

THE SELECTION OF THE 4th EDITION OF THE ATLAS WORKSHOPS

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER (COMME UN COQ EN PÂTE) – Mohamed Samir (Egypt)
THE CHATTERING OF TEETH – Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)
LA MAS DULCE – Laïla Marrakchi (Morocco)
THE LAST DAYS OF R.M. (LES DERNIERS JOURS DE R.M.) – Amin Sidi-Boumédiène (Algeria)
LEÏLA’S TRIAL (LE PROCÈS DE LEÏLA) – Charlie Kouka (Tunisia)
NONNA – Tebogo Malebogo (South Africa)
OIL ON WATER – Newton Aduaka (Nigeria)
THE PIGS OF CAIRO (LES PORCS DU CAIRE) – Rani Massalha (Egypt)
SWEET DISPOSITION – Youssef Michraf (Morocco)
TUNIS–DJERBA – Amel Guellaty (Tunisia)
THE VANISHING (LA DISPARITION) – Rama Thiaw (Senegal) | Doc

 

FILMS IN PRODUCTION OR POST-PRODUCTION
ALAM – Firas Khoury (Palestine)
BACKSTAGE – Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane (Morocco/Tunisia)
LAND OF WOMEN – Nada Riyadh, Ayman El Amir (Egypt) | Doc
THE MOTHER OF ALL LIES (LA MÈRE DE TOUS LES MENSONGES) – Asmae El Moudir (Morocco) | Doc
LE MOUTON DE SADA – Pape Bouname Lopy (Senegal)
PHIONA, A GIRL FROM MADRID – Mutiganda wa Nkunda (Rwanda)
QUEENS (REINES) – Yasmine Benkiran (Morocco)
UNDER THE FIG TREES (SOUS LES FIGUES) – Erige Sehiri (Tunisia)

 

ATLAS CLOSE-UPS (Moroccan projects in development and film in post-production)
THE BLUE LAKE (LE LAC BLEU) – Daoud Aoulad-Syad (Morocco)
DISTANCES – Reda Henkam (Morocco) | Doc (in post-production)
ROAD TO LIMBO (LE CHEMIN DES SUSPENDUS) – Ayoub Lahnoud (Morocco)
THE STORY OF M (L’HISTOIRE DE M) – Hakim Belabbes (Morocco)
THOSE GOING TO PARADISE (CEUX QUI VONT AU PARADIS) – Nabil Merrouch (Morocco)

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.