The 2nd edition of the Amman International Film Festival kicked off on Monday evening with the participation of 51 movies, documentaries and short films from 26 countries, including Morocco.

The festival, organized in compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures, opened with the screening of the film “Gaza mon amour” by Palestinian directors Tarzan Nasser and Arab Nasser, which won numerous awards at international festivals.

Arab films participating in the competition include Moroccan films “Oliver Black” by Taoufiq Baba, “Final Round” by Mohamed Fekran and “Zanka Contact” by Ismail El Iraki.

In the competition of Arab documentary film, Moroccan Karima Saidi participates with her film “A long way”.

Several films compete for the Arab Short Film Prize, including the two Moroccan films “The Rebel Child” by Shahrazad Moumni Bardaei and “Aisha” by Zakaria Moumni.

In addition to film screenings, the festival will also be marked by workshops, seminars and meetings on various themes, with also two platforms to support projects in development or in post-production.