openPR Logo
Press release

Mokhtar Fresh off Dubai Win Set to Screen in Rotterdam

01-06-2011 02:25 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: EyeSteelFilm

Mokhtar screens this month at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

Mokhtar screens this month at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

Montreal – Mokhtar, a magical tale based on a true story screens at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam this January in the Netherlands. The film, which the Vancouver Observer describes as “an awesome little Canadian film” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Last year, director Halima Ouardiri was named Best Promising Filmmaker by the Vancouver International Film Festival. Mokhtar also snagged a spot on the Toronto Film Festival's end-of-the-year list for best films of 2010 in the short film category. And last month, Ouardiri won second prize in the short's category at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Born in Switzerland to a Swiss mother and Moroccan father, Ouardiri moved to Quebec to study political science and film production. Mokhtar, her debut film tells the tale of a young goat herder living with his family in a remote Berber village in Morocco. One day, the boy, Mokhtar, discovers an injured baby owl in the trunk of a tree his goats use for grazing.

Ignoring local superstitions about owls being bad omens, the young boy decides to bring the sick animal home. His new pet personifies Mokhtar's rebellion against his family and becomes a symbol of his fledgling independence. Kinship, religion and spirituality are the themes that guide this lyrical film that champions inner strength and the human spirit.

About EyeSteelFilm

EyeSteelFilm is a documentary film and interactive media company dedicated to using cinema as a catalyst for social and political change. The organization's mandate is to create and distribute films that empower people who are ignored by mainstream media. EyeSteelFilm was founded through making films with the homeless community. Over the years, EyeSteelFilm has collaborated with a wide range of partners including: The National Film Board of Canada, CBC, CTV, BBC, ZDF/ARTE, PBS and ITVS. In 2009, EyeSteelFilm was listed as a Realscreen magazine “Global 100” company.

Contact:

EyeSteelFilm
4475 St. Laurent, Suite #202
Montreal, Quebec CANADA H2W 1Z8

For interview requests contact:
Rita Maaz
Email: rita (at) 3vmediainternational.de
Tel: +49 175 751 9737

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Mokhtar Fresh off Dubai Win Set to Screen in Rotterdam here

News-ID: 157521 • Views:

More Releases from EyeSteelFilm

South by Southwest Film Festival Brings International Dimension to 2011 Selection
South by Southwest Film Festival Brings International Dimension to 2011 Selectio …
Montreal, Canada - 25 February 2011 - Mokhtar, written and directed by Halima Ouardiri has its United States premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.This lyrical coming of age story set in a remote Moroccan village, screens before the Dutch feature Tunnelvisie on March 12 and 17. The winner of the SXSW grand jury award is eligible for a 2012 Academy Award nomination for best narrative short. With her
Up and Coming Filmmakers Spotlighted During Berlin International Film Festival
Up and Coming Filmmakers Spotlighted During Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin, Germany – Director Halima Ouardiri's debut film has been chosen to screen this week during Direct Fiction, a special event at the Canadian embassy in Berlin, Germany on February 17. Following the presentation of her film, Halima along with two other Canadian directors whose films are also screening this week in the Berlin International Film Festival, will participate in an artist talk. This year's event is moderated by Maike
Film Festival Favorite Mokhtar Premieres in Germany at the Berlinale
Film Festival Favorite Mokhtar Premieres in Germany at the Berlinale
Berlin, Germany - Mokhtar, a lyrical tale set in a remote Moroccan village, premieres in Germany at the Berlinale this February in the Generation Kplus short film category. Director Halima Ouardiri cinematically captures the moment in life when a young boy's relationship to his world grows less magical. Canada's The Globe & Mail writes, “It's a very clear-eyed look at the moment a boy's relationship to his world completely changes.”

All 4 Releases


More Releases for Film

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns for 10th Annual Celebrati …
New York City's Winter Film Awards showcases films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers. The 10th annual Festival runs September 23-October 2 in New York City. The lineup includes 91 fantastic films from 28 countries, 7 free education sessions and amazing parties. Winter Film Awards International Film Festival, which was one of NYC's last
Global Film Capacitors Market 2021 Applications, Leading Manufacturers, Analysis …
Syndicate Market Research recently launched a study report on the global Film Capacitors market project light on the significant drifts and vigorous cannon into the evolution of the trade, which includes the restraints, market drivers, and opportunities. The report talks about the competitive environment prevailing in the Film Capacitors market worldwide. The report lists the key players in the market and also provides insightful information about them such as their
Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BoPET) Market Share: Key players, Application, Foc …
Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BoPET) Market report provides Six-Year forecast 2019-2025 with Overview, Classification, Industry Value, Price, Cost and Gross Profit. The prime objective of this report is to help the user understand the market in terms of its definition, segmentation, market potential, influential trends, and the challenges that the market is facing. It also covers types, enterprises and applications. To start with, analytical view to complete information of Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BoPET) market. It offers market view
2017-2022 Waterproofing Film Market, Status and Forecast, by Players : Polyglass …
Qyresearchreports include new market research report 2017-2022 Waterproofing Film Report on Global and United States Market, Status and Forecast, by Players, Types and Applications to its huge collection of research reports. Considering the dynamic business environment within the global Waterproofing Film market, companies are in favor of keeping strategies enabling competitive advantage right up their sleeves. This is however difficult achieve without exhaustive and accurate information on the market. The report
Global Polyester Film (PET Film) Market Growth 2017-2022 Mitsubishi Polyester Fi …
PET or polyethylene terephthalate film is a thermoplastic polymer commonly referred to as polyester film. Like most thermoplastics, PET films can be biaxially oriented or bubble extruded. Polyester film is one of the most common substrates used in the converting industry because of its balance of properties in relation to other thermoplastic polymers. Ask For Sample Copy of Report : http://bit.ly/2toHtBg This report provides detailed analysis of worldwide markets for Polyester Film
Solar Control Film Market, Glass Film, Privacy Film, Solar Windows Film Market T …
Solar control film (window film market)is a thin laminate ergonomically designed for windows, doors, and other transparent building surfaces, which is used to reduce the intensity of light and heat transfer. Glass has low reflectance for room temperature radiation, which causes loss of thermal energy from buildings. On the other hand, glass has high transmission of solar radiation, which increases the energy necessary for cooling the building. Fill the form