the International Animation Film Festival returns in March

VSThis edition will devote a focus to Czech animation, with the willingness of the festival team to “to honor the great schools of universal animation, thus developing the educational and cinephilic dimension of the festival”indicates the organization of the festival in a press release.

Four distinguished Czech guests are expected: Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeníček, directors of Even mice go to heavena puppet animation film, František Váša, director of stop motion animation films, and Tereza Bredečková, who co-signed with Joël Farges, French director, Jiri Trnka, the found frienda documentary dedicated to one of the giants of Czech animation.

Organized by the Aïcha Foundation in partnership with the French Institute of Meknes, FICAM will also shine in 11 cities of the kingdom, including Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Essaouira, Kenitra, El Jadida, Marrakech, Rabat, Tangier, Tetouan and Oujda. These cities will host a variation of the Meknes program with prestigious guests, including Michel Ocelot, a big name in international animation. The latter returns to Morocco with The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess, feature film with a tale inspired by Morocco. He will also give two masterclasses in Rabat and Marrakech.

This cinematographic caravan will present other exclusivities in Morocco: The camel and the miller (Iran), Louise and the Legend of the Feathered Serpent (France), Perlimps (Brazil), Little Nicolas, what are we waiting for to be happy? (France) and Leaving school (France), collection of short films combining poetry and animation.

Among the other guests of FICAM 2023, Abdel de Bruxelles, member of the Courts Compet’ jury in Meknes, will present Tangier in the raincomic strip on Henri Matisse’s stay in Tangier.

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