The event, which will witness the presence of several of Arab and African filmmakers, provides for the screening of 20 films in the two official competitions, feature films and short films. These films represent Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Angola, Uganda, Central Africa, Comoros, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Cameroon, Tunisia, Somalia, Ghana, Mauritius and Morocco.
The feature film jury will be chaired by Dr. Freida Ekotto, novelist and chair of the African Studies Section at the University of Michigan, while the short film jury will be headed by journalist and film critic Bilal Marmid.
During the festival, tributes will be paid to the Moroccan star Asmaa Khamlichi, the Angolan director and producer Zézé Gamboa and the Egyptian actress Rania Farid Chawki.
With these activities, the festival intends to continue to assert its cinematographic identity, in accordance with its objectives and aspirations, choosing to be a date for African and Arab cinema, and open at the same time to other film experiences.
The festival is also a meeting place for personalities seen as vanguards of African and Arab cinema, namely directors, producers and stars of the seventh art.
The agenda of the festival includes symposiums, artistic meetings, and training workshops for youth and a master
class, as well as the screening of the latest national film productions.