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Press Releases from EyeSteelFilm (4 total)

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

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

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.”

Mokhtar Fresh off Dubai Win Set to Screen in 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

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