The 19th edition of the African Film Festival of Khouribga (FCAK), scheduled from July 16 to 23, 2016, under the patronage of H. M. King Mohammed VI, will honour three schools of African cinema.
Initiated by the Foundation of the festival of African cinema, this film encounter will be an opportunity to pay tribute to the Ethiopian cinema so as to strengthen the links of cooperation between the industrialists of the Moroccan and Ethiopian cinemas and open exchange opportunities and prospects between the Ethiopian filmmakers and their Moroccan counterparts, said a statement from the foundation.
The Ethiopian cinema has managed to win through, in particular, a variety of film productions in addition to the participation of several filmmakers in festivals where they distinguished themselves and have demonstrated professional competence and cinematic vision footprint boldness, originality and creativity, the source emphasised.
This edition also celebrates Tunisian cinema, paying homage to one of its pioneers, namely the late director Tahir Sharia (1927-2010), one of the founders of the first film festival in Africa, in this case the “Carthage film Festival,” the statement noted, advising that Moroccan cinema will also be honoured with a tribute to the filmmaker and director of photography, Abdelkrim Mohamed Derkaoui, who had participated in several editions of the Festival of African cinema of Khouribga.
Fifteen films will compete in the official competition of the 19th edition of the film festival, representing 12 African countries, namely Tunisia, Ethiopia, Algeria, Guinea, Rwanda, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Benin and Morocco, host country.
– Source: http://lematin.ma/express/2016/la-formation-cinematographique-a-l-honneur/249768.html