Alexandria (Egypt) – Moroccan film director and photographer Daoud Oulad Sayed was honored on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 36th edition of the Alexandria Film Festival for the Mediterranean Countries.
A seminar was organized on this occasion to shed light on Moroccan cinema and the rich artistic career of Daoud Oulad Sayed, with the participation of the festival’s director, Amir Abada, and several filmmakers and artists from different nationalities.
Participants in the event underlined that Oulad Sayed is among the greatest directors in the Arab world today, highlighting the “great success” of his works, including films and documentaries.
Daoud Oulad Sayed is a talented photographer and an outstanding director who has left his mark in the art world, speakers said, recalling that his films have won numerous awards at local and international festivals.
The seminar also focused on the development of Moroccan cinema over the past few years, and its strong presence in Arab and international festivals thanks to the strong support of the State for art and culture.
The Moroccan director expressed his gratitude for this tribute, noting that this new distinction is another responsibility and a source of motivation to continue to spread the values of art and cinema, as well as the values of love and friendship that unite Moroccan artists and their Egyptian counterparts.
The Alexandria Film Festival for the Mediterranean Countries is one of the most successful events at the regional and international levels, he pointed out.
Commenting the success and remarkable development of Moroccan cinema, Oulad Sayed said this success is the result of the support provided by the State to the sector and the policy adopted by the Kingdom in the sector of art and culture.
Moroccan director Daoud Oulad Sayed is among the members of the jury of the Alexandria Festival, which is chaired by Egyptian filmmaker Inass Deghidi.
Morocco is represented in the official competition of the festival by the film “The Punch” by young director Mohamed Amine Mouna.
Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse