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International Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen Morocco 26th to 30th May 2020

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Festival International Des films D’environnement de Chefchaouen / Maroc

The Talassemtane Association for the Environment and Development (ATED) since it created in 1996 work in the field of the environment through several projects of which ATED is proud to realize with the population and the local authorities, projects that first place to value the human and material potential and create reliable and sustainable resources through income-generating activities.

And in this context and for the citizens attentive to the fate of the planet, the cinema through the films is sometimes a vector of taking of ecological awareness and sustainable development. It is this main role that is entrusted to him at the International Festival of Environmental Films, so that he informs, educates and educates the public about the world as it is, and risks being. Faced with challenges and uncertainties, men react and act.

The environmental film has never been so alive!

The environmental film has never been so alive! While we are overwhelmed with images and information, we have never needed real benchmarks as much. We need a cinema that discovers personalities in depth and tries to unravel the complex phenomena of our time.

More and more environmental films present initiatives, attempts, solidarities that want to change things, build a sustainable future and respectful of people and nature. They bring images from all over the world, from the Arctic to the heart of Africa, from today’s challenges to the solutions of tomorrow

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE FESTIVAL:

Our overall goal is to create a space to exhibit, exchange and reflect on communicable ideas through documentary or fictional films that will raise awareness of the importance of caring for the environment. During 5 days during the month of JUNE, the public will appreciate and be moved by the best environmental films from all over the world.

* Enrich the Moroccan audiovisual field with a complementary space specific to environmental films.
* Develop techniques (especially digital) through the training and organization of workshops for those interested in the city of Chefchaouen, its region, and Morocco.
* Contribute to the integration of the culture of the environment in the social, cultural and artistic events organized in the region of Chefchaouen.
* Bring together cinema, audiovisual and the environment.
* to offer the amateurs of the filmic creation an international meeting for the presentation of their production and the exchange of experiences through:
-presentation of professionally produced documentary films;
-the consecration of the best films and the encouragement of filmic creation;
-the training in workshops supervised by specialists (editing-scenario-shooting …);
-the debate and the exchange of ideas around the aspect of the environment.
* Contribute to the promotion of the documentary film on the national and international environment
* Contribute to the diffusion of the documentary culture on the environment
* Inform and educate the general public about eco-citizenship and sustainable development around screenings, meetings, events and debates.

Awards & Prizes
The International Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen, is a film event dedicated to film lovers and concerned about the environment in Morocco and abroad, it is an annual meeting in the beautiful blue pearl of northern Morocco, the tourist and ecological city Chefchaouen.

The 10th Edition of the International Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen, will be held from 26 to 30 May 2020 on the occasion of World Environment Day.

A varied program and a jury made up of internationally and nationally renowned film professionals who will design the prize winners:

Professional films:
The 4 awards:
– Grand Prix: Best Documentary Award
– Prize for the best short film on the environment.
– Best animated film award
– Special WWF Morocco Award:
A special prize will be awarded for the best feature film dealing with the theme of “water” or “wetlands”

Short films on the environment (amateurs): Three prizes will be awarded to the best films:
– Prize for the best short film on the environment.
– Best animated film award
– Special WWF Morocco Award:
A special prize will be awarded for the best short film dealing with the theme of “water” or “wetlands”

The 11th 2020 edition of (FIFE) Chefchaouen, is a cultural event that offers the opportunity for National and International Directors to present their Audiovisual productions to the public.

This meeting aims to promote sharing, exchanges between directors, film professionals, and especially spectators and interested in the field of the environment.

The 11th 2020 Edition of the Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen is open to all national and international environmental films.

The festival accepts films that have a close connection with the environment:

*Professional films:

– The theme and genre: films of all kinds (documentary, animation) may be candidates for selection;

– Duration: the films are classified into two categories: short film (up to 20 minutes), and feature film (From 45 minutes)

– The director can present as many films as desired, but in the case of selection, the committee can only select one film.

* Amateur movies:

– The theme and the genre (documentary, animation, fiction)

– The maximum duration is 20 minutes (including the credits).

Formats: mp4, mov, mpeg, wmv
Supports: digital version (link sent by internet), DVD, BLURAY, USB key, Hard Drive..)

NB: films sent over the internet, if selected and of good quality, can be validly screened for the competition

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Chefchaouen-Morocco hillside view You could go to the blue city of Morocco with absolutely no checklist of places, and still have a wonderful time. It is possible thanks to the beauty of the streets and habitations of the small town. That makes it easy and fun to get lost in the charming shades of blue that overtake Chefchaouen.   There are many theories and explanations for why the blue city of Morocco is the way it looks today. To figure this out, let’s have a quick crash course on the historical background of this otherworldly city.   The Insta-famous Chefchaouen Morocco, often described as a soul magnet was founded in 1471. It was originally built as a means of defense against the Portuguese invasion. However, it only bloomed with the arrival of Jewish and Muslim refugees, who left Spain because of the forced conversion to Christianity.

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