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The future of Moroccan cinema is having a very creative time at the moment. This is what came out of the works selected for the short film competition (Cinécole) Marrakech International Film Festival, wrote the weekly “Jeune Afrique” in its latest issue. The Grand Prix award was given to the young Moroccan director Mahassine El Hachad for his film "Apnea". The fourteen short films selected to compete in Marrakech are all from the four film schools located in the country, "a record in Africa," wrote the publication, adding that on top of El Hachadi’s film, "three or four other could have been selected for the Grand Prix ".

 Daniel Ademinokan’s Nollywood feature Modupe Temi (I Thank God for my Own) will be screened at the Film Studies Center, University of Chicago on Friday March 4th 2011 starting at 7PM. The 145 minute epic length film, which was screened last October at the Nollywood Now Film Festival in London focuses its attention on the dissolution of a married couple with an uniquely only two person cast. The film will be introduced by Mary Adekoya, who is Ph.D candidate at the Dept of Cinema and Media Studies at the U of C. The screening is free and open to the public but seating  limited at the Film Center screening room, so reservations are necessary. Click here