The Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) (Festival International du Cinema D'Auteur de Rabat) is dedicated to the Author cinema, a true cinema of art and thought in all its forms, to brave films, demanding, intelligent, even radicals who destroy the clichés; films that have an urgency and a personal writing dedicated to humanity in all its forms.
The purpose of the FICAR is to meet and know the films, the authors and the public.
The FICAR is an alternative practice to counter the industrial machine that has globalized the taste and erased the right to be different. a festival against a predatory cinema against the totalitarianism of taste or its active participation in the construction of the cathedral of our imagination;
The FICAR allows the cinema to be "another country on the map", a new continent of which we are the citizens.
Cinema citizens unite you; we invite you to the "scent of the dark room" where all dreams converge; Come dream together in a "second womb" where everyone is the same in "a time found".
The festival juries offer the below awards:
Grand Prize Hassan II
Best Actress Award
Best Actor Award
Best Script Award
Best Short Film Award
Audience Choice Award
Rules and Regulations:
1- FILMS PRODUCED AFTER November 1, 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION.
2- INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS SUBMISSIONS, MOROCCAN PREMIERE IS A MUST – FEATURE FILMS THAT WERE SCREENED PREVIOUSLY IN MOROCCO WON’T BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.
3- FICAR SUPPORTS TRAVEL COST OF DIRECTORS OF SELECTED INTERNATIONAL FILMS TO MOROCCO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES. (Conditions apply)
4- Filmmakers are invited to submit their original work to Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) for the above listed categories and as per the assigned duration of each category.
5- Rabat International Author Film Festival (FICAR) holds the right to:
• Select the film that is qualified to be in the official selection of the festival
• Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage
• Screen the winning films in other related events inside Morocco, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with FICAR after the approval of the filmmakers.
6- Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; FICAR does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.
7- FICAR retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.
8- Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.
9- FICAR receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link.
10- All International films must have adequate French or English subtitles.
11- Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance.
Response from festival:
Due to the very strict measures taken by the government during the festival period, we were obliged to divide our program between online and live screenings, and we sent an email to all filmmakers requesting their approval.
Unfortunately, we didn't hear back from you, and reading this review, it seems that you did not receive our email.
We were obliged to remove all the films that did not confirm the online screening, out of respect for the filmmakers consent in such situations.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and we hope this explained the situation.