The Atlas Workshops is an industry and talent-development programme initiated in 2018 by the Marrakech International Film Festival with the support of Netflix. Through the programme, the Festival works side by side with a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers, and creates a space for exchange between international professionals and regional talents.
Atlas Workshops 2021
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The Gravedigger’s Wife by Khadar Ahmed, winner of the Post-production Prize of the Atlas Workshops in 2019, is selected in competition at La Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is produced by Misha Jaari.
We Are From There by Wissam Tanios, presented at the post-production section of the Workshops in 2018, was awarded Best Arab Film and Best Non-Fiction Film at Cairo International Film Festival.
Karima Saïdi’s A Way Home, presented at the post-production section of the Workshops in 2018, was selected for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.
Mohamed Saïd Ouma’s Comorian documentary Red Card, presented at the post-production section of the Workshops in 2019, was selected for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.
Downstream to Kinshasa by Dieudo Hamadi, part of Atlas Films Showcase in 2019, was awarded the Cannes 2020 label, becoming the first Congolese film to be selected by the festival.
Zanka Contact by Ismaël El Iraki, winner of the Atlas post-production prize in 2019, had its world premiere in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded the best actress prize.
The 3rd edition of the Atlas Workshops will take place online from 30 November to 3 December 2020.