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Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
Derrière les Portes Fermées
Other languages or subtitles: 
Arabic
Production country: 
Morocco
Running time (In minutes): 
102
Theme: 
Arabic Films
Family
Category/Format: 
Fiction Features
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
January, 2013
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Director’s Curriculum Vitae

 

Mohammed  Ahed BENSOUDA French and Moroccan nationality

Born in Tetouan, a coastal city in the North of Morocco, July 17th, 1969.

 

Education: History and French literature

at the Faculty of Science  Humanities, Fes, Morocco,  from 1989 to 1991.

 

Filmmaking Studies at the University PARIS 1 – Pantheon –SORBONNE.

B.A. in Art History and Archaeology from the University PARIS 1 – Pantheon –

SORBONNE.

Professional training course on cinematographic techniques at the Association Creation Med Film.

Holder of professional cards: Direction and Production, delivered by the CCM (Moroccan Cinematographic Center) in 1993.

Professional training course in direction at CINETEL, Paris, France.

Diploma of scriptwriting from the Institution of Specialized Education in Cinema and Television (CINECOURS), Quebec, Canada.

Managing Director of Atlas Casting, the first actor’s agency in Morocco, from 1997 to 2002.

Member of the Dramatic Authors and Composers Society (SACD) Paris, France.

Member of the Guild of African Producers and Directors.

Member of the Commission of Scenario Reading of the CINEMA fund of the Intergovernmental Agency of French-speaking Countries, Paris, France from 2008 to 2010.

Member of the Moroccan Union of Cinema and Television technicians.

Producer and Sole Administrator of the Production Company Les Films 7 SARL.

From 1985 to 2003, a professional career in cinema and television as Actor, Assistant Director, Location Manager, Casting Director, Scriptwriter, Director and Producer.

Languages: Classical Arabic, French, English and Italian.

 

Director

-2009 Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler, feature film, 35mm (released in 2009)

-2008 The Return, short film, 35mm (released in 2009)

-2006 The Shadow of the Wolf, feature-length television film for 2M SOREAD

-2005 The Eyes of the Heart, short film, 35mm (released in 2006)

-2005 The Baptism Gift, short film, 35mm (released in 2006)

-2005 Suffering, short film, 35mm (released in 2006)

-2004 The Display Window, short film, 35mm

-2004 R’DA, short film, 35mm

-2003 The Jar, short film, 35mm

-2001 The Raped Silence, short film, 35mm

-1993 The Price of Heedlessness, feature-length television film

 

 

* 1st Feature Film: “Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler”

Prize for Best Director

at the Rotterdam Film Festival CINEMAR 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Jury Prize - Young Public

at the 16th International Alternative Film Festival 2010, Rabat, Morocco

 

Special Jury Mention

at the 6th Muscat International Film Festival 2010, Muscat, Oman

 

Special Jury Mention for the actor Hicham Bahloul

at the 16th International Alternative Film Festival 2010, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

« Official Selections »

Official Selection

The 33rd Cairo International Film Festival 2010, Cairo, Egypt

Arab Film Competition

 

Official Selection

The 40th International Film Festival of India 2010, Goa, India

Cinema of the World Section

 

Official Selection

The 17th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival 2010, New York, USA

 

Official Selection

The 6th Muscat International Film Festival 2010, Muscat, Oman

 

Official Selection

The 6th CINEMAR Film Festival Of ROTTERDAM 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Official Selection

The 7TH International Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes 2010, Cannes, France

 

Official Selection

The VI International Festival of Muslim Cinema "Golden Minbar" 2010,

Kazan, Russia

 

 

 

Official Selection

The 32nd International Sportfilm Festival, Rassegna Cinematographica Internazionale 2010, Palermo, Italy

 

Official Selection

21st edition of the Arabic Film Festival of Fameck 2010, Fameck, France

 

Official Selection

European Film Festival of Tunis 2010, Tunis, Tunisia

 

Official Selection

The 11th Moroccan National Film Festival 2010, Tangier, Morocco

 

Official Selection

International Alternative Film Festival of RABAT 2010, Rabat, Morocco

Arabic Film Competition

 

Official Selection

The 7th Edition of Trans-Saharan Film Festival of Zagora 2010, Zagora, Morocco

 

Official Selection

International Cinema Meeting of Dakhla 2010, Dakhla, Morocco

 

* Short film: R’DA

- Bronze Award at FESPACO, Pan-African Festival of Ouagadougou 2007, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

* Short film: The Raped Silence

-  Prize for Best First Film at the 7thMoroccan National Film Festival 2003, Oujda, Morocco

- Special Jury Mention at FESPACO, Pan-African Festival of Ouagadougou 2003, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

Producer, LES FILMS 7:

- 2009 Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler, feature film, 35mm

-2004 The Jar, short film, 35mm

-2003 The Raped Silence, short film, 35mm

-1993 The Price of Heedlessness, feature film in video         

 

Scriptwriter:

- The Price of Heedlessness (feature film) directed

- The Eyes of the Heart (short film) directed

- Suffering (short film) directed

- Story of an Imaginary Ghost (short film) written

- R’da (short film) directed

- Snake Hunter (documentary) written

- The Raped Silence (short film) directed

- The Jar (short film) directed

- Expulsed from the Paris/Casablanca Flight (feature film) in writing

- Short Night (cinema program) in progress

- The Christmas Present (feature film) in writing

- Not Far From Tangier (short film) in writing

- The Trilogy Alhob Warihane (serie) written

- In a Lifetime (short film) in writing

- The Return of Joseph (television series in 30 episodes) in writing

- Essalafia Eljihadia in Morocco (documentary) written

- Fellassa “Gold Prospectors in Fes’s Old City River” (documentary) in writing

- Odors of Andalusia (musical comedy) in writing

- Safha (comedy, feature film) in writing

- Paris – Agadir (feature film) written

- The Return (short film) written

- My Own Christmas (feature film) in writing

- Round Trip (feature film) in writing

- Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler (feature film) written

- Secrets of a Thousand and One Women (feature film) written

 

Film director: 
Mohammed ben Souda
Producer: 
Mohammed ben Souda
About the Producer: 
<p><strong>LES FILMS7 - SNRT &ndash; EMOTION FILM FACTORY</strong></p> <p><strong>DISTRIBUTION INT&Eacute;RNATIONALE </strong><a href="http://www.lesfilms7.com/"><strong>www.lesfilms7.com</strong></a></p>
Screenplay: 
DRISS JABEUR, MOHAMMED AHED BENSOUDA
Editing: 
MOHAMED ELOUAZZANI, RACHYD ELHACHIMI
Film photographer: 
YOUSSEF LAALIOUI
Sound: 
ABDELHAMID IBNOU MOUTAHAR
Music: 
Costume: 
MARIA SEDDIKI
Decor: 
KAOUTAR TAYACHE
Cast 1: 
ZINEB OBEID
Cast 2: 
KARIM DOUKALI
Cast 3: 
AHMED SAGUIA
Cast 4: 
AMAL AYOUCH
Cast 5: 
ZOUBIDA AKIF
Film synopsis: 
<p>Sexual harassment&nbsp; in modern Marocco, one way out really being smarter... &nbsp;</p> <p>Samira is a happily married woman. When a new office director arrives, his sexual harassment turns her life upside down. She tries everything to dissuade him, but he will stop at nothing. She conceives a plan to get evidence and freedom from his power.</p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Film Sound: 
DTS
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Houston Worldfest 2013 Winner Remi Award

Awards received: 
<p>Houston Worldfest 2013 Winner Remi Award</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Les Films 7 Mohammed ben souda
Address: 
<div> R&eacute;sidence Imane,</div> <div> 26 rue Angle Sebta et Province</div> <div> n&deg;10 Quartier des Hopitaux</div> <div> CASABLANCA.</div> <div> Maroc</div>
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Mohammed ben Souda
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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