The class of 2019 was hosted in Tangier, Morocco, from March 1 to 8, 2019, in partnership with the Moroccan Film Festival and the Moroccan Film Center.
The second session took place in Marseille, from June 15 to 22, 2019.
The third session took place in Marseille, November 23 to 30, 2019.
Yassine Marco Moroccu
Director, producer and scriptwriter, Yassine Morroccu graduated in Audiovisual and Multimedia Technique from the University of Udine. He has directed two short films, including Gnawas and Trr!!!! Issa!!! Blave Runer, for which he was awarded in several festivals: Milan Film Festival, Hollywood Spiritual Film Festival, Torino Film Festival...
Through the "Morning show" of a major Moroccan radio station, the audience discovers the adventure lived by Jemal that the radio host transforms into a comedy for his listeners: Grown in Essaouira, Jemal left for the USA after winning the Green Card lottery. His dream seemed to come true in the Nevada desert where he had been working for two weeks. But, during a hold-up, he was arrested by the FBI. His only crime was his resemblance to Abu Qataba, a terrorist actively wanted since the September 11 attacks. After a year in prison, the truth eventually triumphed, the real Abu Qataba was arrested, and Jemal was released.
A graduate of the Budapest University of Performing Arts and Film, Andrea Taschler has been working in the film industry since 2000. During a decade of collaboration with the new generation of Hungarian cinema and at the head of the production house Katapult Film, she has produced various internationally renowned, award-winning films such as "Before Dawn" by Balint Kenyeres, "White Palms" and "Pascal Library" by Szabolcs Hajdu, "Night" by Ferenc Török. From 2004 she worked as a freelance producer on several Hungarian and international productions. In 2010, she launched her own production company based in Budapest, Mirage Film.
Sirocco ou l'aventure de la Pylarica
In the spring of 1961, two Italians from Morocco embark on a mission to rescue a mysterious ship wrecked on the shores of the Atlantic Sahara. A series of unexplainable events block their path to personal glory. Adversity, betrayal and disappointment will be their daily bread. But the Sahara is also the scene of a human adventure that leads them to reach their most extreme limits. They confront their own conscience and realize bitterly that the desert reflects their own failure. Can they accept the real price?
Born on 26/09/78 in Annaba, Algeria. A child in a great hurry, original and independent.In his last year of study in architecture he will already play his first leading role in cinema. The same month of July 2004 he will present his state diploma in architecture and the premiere of El-manara by B. Hadjadj.after playing in several feature films, Hameau de femmes M. Chouikh, Mascarade de L. Salem ... In 2006 he will make three short films. In 2007 he created a production company to produce and direct the short film SEKTOU Golden Foal at Fespaco 2009 which will reveal his ambition as an author and director. He will win two awards respectively interpretations at the festival of Angouleme and the JCC.he interprets the title role in the film: Larbi Benmhidi B. Derrais in theaters soon.on television he has experienced great success in two seasons of the series El Khawa ramadan 2017 and 2018. Currently he focuses exclusively on cinema as an actor and is planning to direct his first feature film.
Khaled a man in his forties is about to make his film "the lie that tells the truth" about the terrorism of the 90s in Algeria. Khaled is in the midst of preparing his filming: location scouting, casting, interviews, and interviews with journalists. Khaled also attends conferences on national reconciliation and the victims of terrorism. Khaled also attends conferences on national reconciliation and the victims of terrorism, and holds meetings with his producers and assistants to organize the filming.
Lebanese director, he studied history, philosophy and cinema at the Sorbonne while directing short fiction films selected in several festivals around the world.Since then, he co-founded the Lebanese Film Festival held every two years in Beirut and has been a film programmer for several festivals in Europe. In 2016, he directed his first feature film, One of these days, and he is currently preparing his new feature film, Beirut Country Club, as well as a series entitled Faraya.Parallel to his activity in cinema, Nadim Tabet directs fashion videos as well as music videos for Lebanese and European bands and he lectures on cinema in several universities.
Beirut country club
In a posh country club located in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the story of a love triangle between Amal Tawil, a 30-year-old middle-class woman, Said Itani, a tennis teacher, and Lea Farés, an 18-year-old teenager who is none other than Amal's future sister-in-law. Like a premonitory sign, the birth of this love triangle takes place the day when, in the club, the bones of Palestinian fighters who died during the civil war are dug up. The resurgence of the violence of the past will contaminate the three protagonists who will each upset their moral codes as this love triangle progresses. Soon, the only solution to regain balance will have to involve the murder of one of them.
Leonor Noivo (1976) studied at the Superior School of Theater and Cinema (ESTC) in Lisbon, where she specialized in editing and directing in 2004. She then attended the documentary course at Ateliers Varan in 2006. She is co-founder of the production house TERRATREME (www.terratreme.pt), a platform of filmmakers created in 2008, where she develops her films and collaborates in the different stages of production of other projects: script, shooting, editing.
LUZIA is about to turn fifty and has just met Ivan, who inspires her and gives her proofs of love, however sporadic. But there is the vertigo of an imminent death, a secret, and the promise disintegrates. Ivan disappears - for LUZIA it is an abyss, a bottomless pit. She will hold on and face the unknown. This is the story of LUZIA and a transformative experience that will set her free, the profound metamorphosis of a being who accepts that there is probably no other way out, except for optimists.
In 2001, just graduated in Architecture, Marc leaves his diploma at his School of Architecture in Marseille-Luminy to enter the world of Cinema through the door of Decoration. During five years, Marc learns "on the field" all the steps of the realization of a film as an assistant decorator, from the preparation to the post-production through the shooting, on films such as "Narco" (Tristant Aurouet & Gilles Lellouche), "I'm fine, don't worry" (Philippe Lioret), "Don't tell anyone" (Guillaume Canet) or even "The Concert" (Radu Mihaileanu) In 2006, he directed his first short film, " APPEL EN ABSENCE ", with Simon Buret (the singer of the group AaRON) then " VIELESSE ENNEMIE " in 2008 with Sara Forestier and Philippe Nahon. In the following years, he devoted himself to photography, editing and writing and directed music videos for various artists such as Hugh Coltman, Asaf Avidan, Louane, Raphaël, Brigitte, Hoshi, Malo', Dani, Jacky Terrasson and Stéphane Belmondo or Laurent Voulzy - two of which were made with the actor Pierre Richard ("The End of the World" by Hugh Coltman and "Mr William" by Aurore Voilqué Septet. At the same time, Marc directed a few digital films for Armani and L'Oréal, with actresses like Sarah Gadon and Eva Green. These experiences help him build an original filmic universe that he never stops evolving, and that he stages in his 3rd short film : " AMOR AMOR " in 2016, as well as the first episode of a documentary series on portraits of Chefs, with Wake Up Productions : " Bistronomy : the Parisian fighters ", and develops his first feature film : " Lest he runs away " with Nicolas Peufaillit, the co-writer of Jacques Audiard's " Un Prohète.
De peur qu'il ne se sauve
This is the story of a guy who does everything to make his dream come true. It's the story of a guy who when his dream comes true will do anything, everything, to destroy it.It's the story of a man who needs a woman's love so badly that he does everything to make them run away, all of them.In short, it's the story of a happiness that can only run away, lest it run away.
Marked at a very young age by the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Josef Koudelka or Eliott Erwitt, I sometimes dreamed of myself as a war photographer, but in reality, I don't remember wanting to do anything other than write and direct films. Convinced that creation is only possible if you know the world around you, I began by studying ethnology and spending three years in "exile" in Budapest, where my mastery of the Hungarian language gave me the chance to work on the set of The Turin Horse, the latest film by the great director Béla Tarr. His unusual working methods, his technical and artistic requirements and his visual universe close to photography remain for me a unique experience that has deeply marked me.I started my professional career with documentaries, directing about ten films on politics and history for television and cinema. However, I never abandoned my attraction for fiction, the creation of stories and images. In 2013, I wrote and directed my first short film, Ceteris Paribus, which was presented in several French and international festivals. In 2018, my second short film, Vénère, a Bollywood musical-comedy, won the special mention of the jury of the HLM sur cour(t) festival. I am currently preparing my third short film, Tatoués.Diversifying the means of expression, I have also turned to writing comic strips. Dealing with the Russian Revolution of 1917, Kamarades is my first series as a screenwriter.I am currently preparing new documentaries for television and cinema, and developing a feature-length fiction script on women's soccer.
Professional soccer player at Olympique de Marseille, Oceane is the club's best player. Her efforts since childhood to be at the highest level finally seem to pay off, as she is about to be selected for the French team for the World Cup.But, after a complicated season, the club's leaders recruit Fanny, a promising and ambitious young striker. Her arrival in the team makes Océane's certainties shatter. Is she still talented enough to stay at the top? So, what is the difference between the two?
Director Hani Sami holds a B.A. in Theatre from the American University in Cairo and an M.A. in Directing from the École Supérieur d'Audiovisuel in Toulouse (ESAV).He has participated with his plays and short films in many local and international festivals. These titles include:The Stronger (La corrida in Toulouse, Cannes - Short Film Corner, 2014),The Newcomer (2-B Continued in Cairo, 2015),Last Tape (Luxor Festival, Cairo Video Festival, Zawya Festival, 2017),Mind the Gap (D-Caf in Cairo, Shubbak in London, Bozzar in Brussels, Dancing on the Edge in Amsterdam and Rencontre à l'échelle in Marseille, 2017). Hani also directs filmmaking workshops and was the pedagogical director of the Jesuit Film Schools in Cairo and Alexandria.
The taste of homes
Despite their mother's denial, the three children suspect that their father has been replaced overnight by a stranger. 'Taste of Home' is a family drama that depicts the violent transformations of a fragile youth in their teenage years, towards the economic and social changes of their surroundings.
Jamal Belmahi was born in Morocco to a Moroccan father and an Austrian mother. A screenwriter for more than a decade, he has written several TV formats and also two film projects (Les Chevaux de Dieu, dir. Nabil Ayouch, Adieu l'Afrique Director: Pierre-Alain Meier). He is currently developing several projects, including Idir Serghine's first feature film.
He is a consultant on several series in Morocco and Algeria, a member of the CNC commission for the financial contribution for short films and one of the founding members of a French association of professional screenwriters: the SCA (Scénaristes de Cinéma Associés).
Christophe Lemoine is a French screenwriter, director, actor, comic strip scriptwriter and writer of children's literature.
Born in Morocco, he arrived in France at the age of 13. For a whole decade, his career took off in the world of theater, where he worked as an actor and director. He gradually began to write for the stage. In 2000, he became a writer for young people and a comic-strip scriptwriter. Les trois imposteurs" (2005-2006), in collaboration with Jean-Marie Woehrel, was his first published comic strip.
He also wrote the adaptations of "Robinson Crusoe", drawn by Jean-Christophe Vergne (2007), "L'Odyssée", drawn by Miguel Imbiriba (2010) and "L'île au trésor", drawn by Jean-Marie Vergne (2010) for Éditions Adonis' "Romans de Toujours" collection. He also wrote the screenplay for "L'Incroyable Music Hall!", drawn by Bruno Bazile, which appeared periodically in "Spirou". 2010 saw the production of a short film, which enjoyed a successful career, leading him to consider writing for the cinema. A screenwriter for film, animation and television, and a writer who passed through the Groupe Ouest Annual Selection in 2012, he also often acts as consultant, coach or script-doctor.He received the Prix des Écoles at the Terre de Bulles festival in Langeac in 2012 for "La Guerre des Boutons", the Prix de la Ligue de l'Enseignement at the BD Boum festival in Blois in 2012 for "Clara", and the Prix Latulu 2015 for "Poil de Carotte".