Morocco/ 8.4 Amateur arts, cultural associations and civil initiatives  

8.4.1 Amateur arts and folk culture

Non-professional activities are valuable insomuch as they give broad demographics of youth the opportunity to showcase their artistry and receive feedback. Some of the festivals organised by Moroccan associations intrigued with photographic culture have been organised despite extensive monetary difficulties.  The National Festival of Settat for Amateur Film was one such festival. The festival garnered the verbal support of the Seventh Art Club in Settat and the Settat municipal council. Similarly, The 2nd Amateur Short Film Festival in Nador took place on 15 August, 2009.  It was overseen by the Assembly of Action Cinema Association in Nador, managed by scene and short film writer Abid Saeed. The festival featured ten short films from Fés, Beni Mellal, Nador, Larache, Casablanca, and Essaouira.

Chapter published: 05-05-2016