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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tetouan International Festival for Mediterranean Cinema 2014



We had two GREAT screenings in Tetouan International Festival for Mediterranean Cinema in Morocco. The film was screened on April 1st in Avenida hall and on April 2nd in Espagnol hall. The Moroccan audience loved the film. Unfortunately, the 6 of us couldn't make it to the screenings, but those who did told us so. They kept sending us pictures, updates and great feedbacks about the film in Morocco.

Hend is putting the film's poster in the entrance of the movie theatre

The festival was only able to invite two of us. This time we had to choose who should go. Tossing a coin seemed the most fair option and Ahmed Magdy Morsy and Hend Bakr were the lucky ones. However, Mayye Zayed & Mohamad El-Hadidi decided to apply to ADEF travel grant "Jiran". Eventually, It was Hadidi who got the grant and he was able to join Hend and Magdy 2 days later. After a long trip, he actually arrived just few minutes before the first screening. Here is an interview, moments before the first screening.

Hadidi & Magdy's interview in MAPTVMaroc (in Arabic)

Hend, Hadidi, Magdy and the film's posters 

We are really grateful to the Moroccan audience who made these 2 screenings and the whole trip unforgettable. We are also very grateful to ADEF for its great support for the film and the filmmakers. Thanks to it and to "Jiran" travel grant, Ahmed Magdy Morsy and Mohamed Zedan were able to attend the film's world premiere in Dubai International Film Festival last December and Mohamad El-Hadidi was able to attend this screening in Morocco. 

Hadidi, Hend & Magdy before the film's premiere in Morocco

Waiting for the movie theatre to be full hopefully

Hend is testing the DCP copy before the screening

The film is being screened in Espanol Hall

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