Official Film Festival website: http://en.festivalmarrakech.info/
This year’s theme is a ‘Tribute to Hindi cinema’ – Bollywood has come to Marrakech
"The Marrakech International Film Festival keeps on supporting talents by paying tribute to the cinematic culture of a country.
After displaying the eclecticism and richness of Indian cinema in the last years, it was only natural that this edition should be devoted to Hindi cinema, to celebrate its centenary.
More than a tradition, there are deep relationships between Morocco and Indian cinema, as shown by the many talents embodying the vivacity of the Indian film industry who have been invited by the Festival throughout the years, including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shashi Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Shekkar Kapur, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Pan Nalin,...”
The always lively central Place Jemaa el-Fna sets the stage for Marrakech’s International Film Festival. Every evening at 6 p.m. during the film festival the city’s central square, is transformed into an open-air cinema.
Festival visitors in the past have included Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon, David Lynch and many others.