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2015 Marrakech Int. Film Fest: Jury Duty for Corbijn, Vinterberg, Jeunet & Demoustier…

The juries have been announced for the 2015 Marrakech Int. Film Fest, and the Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola) will be in good company. A cinephile’s wet dream, the 15th edition will include an astute set of mostly auteur filmmakers with Anton Corbijn, Naomi Kawase, Thomas Vinterberg, Jean-Pierre Jeunet along with, mostly actor but also director Sergio Castellitto, Richa Chadda (Gangs of Wasseypur), Olga Kurylenko and Amal Ayouch.

The Cinécoles Jury (short films comp) includes a who’s who of talent with
The White Knights (recently shown at TIFF) helmer Joachim Lafosse being joined by actor Niels Schneider (Xavier Dolan’s Heartbeats), actress and director Valeria Golino (Miele), actress and filmmaker Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (A Castle in Italy), local filmmaker Saâd Chraïbi and the bee’s knee’s actress from Bird People in Anaïs Demoustier. The festival kicks of on the 4th until the 12th of December.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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