The seventh edition of the Marrakech Film Festival will open with Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age and close with Eddie O'Flaherty's The Neighbor, organisers have announced.
The jury will be headed by Milos Forman who will be backed up by Kapur, John Hurt, Pavel Lounguine, Aissa Maiga, Claude Miller, Parker Posey and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon.
The festival runs from Dec 7 to 15 and will include 110 films of 23 nationalities.
The main competition includes 14 films that hail from all around the globe (see full list below) with awards set to be handed out for best actress and actor along with a grand prize and a jury prize.
A festival honoree in 2005, Martin Scorsese will conduct a masterclass during the festival on Dec 8 which is open to industry professionals and film students.
Special screenings will be held along with a Moroccan Cinema Panorama, a 100 years of Egyptian cinema retrospective and out of competition features including Flying Lessons by Francesca Archibugi, Florent-Emilio Siri's Intimate Enemies, James Mangold's 3:10 To Yuma and Whatever Lola Wants from Nabil Ayouch.
A selection of films from recently deceased directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Ahmed Baha-Attia and Ingmar Bergman will also be screened.
Competition Films (* denotes first feature)
Autumn Ball, dir: Veiko Ounpuu (Estonia) *
The Other Side Of The Mirror, dir: Nadia Cherabi (Algeria)*
Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!, dir: Daihachi Yoshida (Japan)*
Grandhotel, dir: David Ondricek (Czech Republic)
Samira's Garden, dir: Latif Lahlou (Morocco)
Man's Job, dir: Aleksi Salmenpera (Finland)
Slingshot, dir: Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Philippines)
The Hard-Hearted, dir: Alexey Mizgirev (Russia)*
The Red Awn, dir: Cai Shangjun (China)*
The Savages, dir: Tamara Jenkins (US)
The Trap, dir: Srdan Golubovic (Serbia)
Used Parts, dir: Aaron Fernandez (Mexico)*
With A Girl Of Black Soil, dir: Jeon Soo-il (South Korea)
Wolfsbergen, dir: Nanouk Leopold (The Netherlands)