China elements shine light on Mediterranean film festival

Updated 2017-03-15 09:28:43 Xinhua

China will be the guest of honour for the 23rd edition of the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, which will run from March 25 to April 2.

In addition to screening 24 films from 15 Mediterranean countries, the festival will screen numerous Chinese movies reflecting the various facets of China's film industry, the organizers said in a statement on the festival website.

As for the official competition, 12 feature films will be contesting for the Grand Prix Tamouda d'or, whereas 12 documentary films will be competing for the Tetouan Grand Prix for documentary films.

The jury of the feature films will be presided by the Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah, while the documentary jury will be headed by French screen writer Thomas Bauer.

Established in 1985, the Tetouan International Film Festival focuses on the promotion of films from Mediterranean countries, and it has been becoming a major project in Morocco.

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