Three Algerian films will compete in the 13th African Film Festival of Tarifa (FCAT), scheduled from May 26 to June 4 in this southern Spain city, organisers disclosed.
The film Madame Courage (2015) by Merzak Allouache and the documentary Fi Rassi rond-point (Dans ma tête un rond-point, 2015) by Hassen Ferhani have been selected alongside eleven other African films in the “Hypermétropie” Category. The short film Lmuja (2015) by Omar Belkacemi, meanwhile, competing in the second section of the festival entitled “En Bref” and numbering 24 short films. Alongside the competition, five African films, including the documentary Pan-African Festival of Algiers (1969) by the French filmmaker William Klein, will be presented in the “Afroscope” section, in addition to outdoor screenings and meetings dedicated to African cinema . A total of 76 films from 26 African countries will be screened during the festival that returns to its roots after four editions held in Cordoba. The programme of this 13th edition will be also presented simultaneously in the city of Tangiers, northern Morocco. Created in 2004 by a Spanish association, the FCAT works to promote African culture through the seventh art, according to its organisers.