The jury will judge the 14 first and second feature films participating in the official competition, whose titles are still under wraps.
Marrakech International Film Festival is set to make its mark with its 20th edition, despite the backdrop of the recent earthquake that shook the country. The festival has announced its full jury lineup, demonstrating its determination to provide a platform for global cinema and talent discovery.
Renowned actress Jessica Chastain, who had previously been announced as the festival’s jury president, will be joined by an esteemed international panel, including Iranian actor Zar Amir, French actor Camille Cottin, Australian actor and director Joel Edgerton, British director Joanna Hogg, US director Dee Rees, Swedish-Egyptian director Tarek Saleh, Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, and French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani.
Marrakech International Film Festival, a significant cultural event in Morocco, will take place from November 24 to December 2, offering an experience as one of the few international festivals where screenings and masterclasses are open to the public.
The festival’s jury will have the honour of awarding Marrakech’s prestigious Étoile d’Or to one of the 14 first-and second-time feature films in the competition. This dedication to emerging talent is a hallmark of the festival.