During the Maghreb film festival last month held in Algiers, Moroccan films won most of the awards which reflects that the home-grown movie industry is formally entering its teens, indicated by a considerable authority in the local box office and a growing presence in movie festivals across the globe.
Moroccan films have steadily taken the highest positions in the nationwide box office from the mid-2000s, even though against a background of sliding admissions and closing cinemas. Local movies have often been a salvation for Morocco’s limited remaining large picture palaces, as long as optimistic audience admittances for local titles have allowed them to remain buoyant.
For year 2013, Moroccan films have maintained the outline of successful awards, yet as an alternative to comedies, the best movies are heart wrenching dramas. All through the last twelve months, fifteen local movies have circulated in forty-five different festivals, garnering a total of sixty-seven prizes.
Factors considered behind increasing maturity and sophistication of Moroccan cinema includes the geographical features of the country which is one of the world’s top foreign locations;
Grand production slates of TV movies and soap operas; and the key driving force from Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM) that boosted production levels to 20-25 features and 50-80 short films per year.