​Marrakech’s Atlas Workshops awards 2019 prizes to Ethiopian, Rwandan filmmakers

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​Marrakech’s Atlas Workshops awards 2019 prizes to Ethiopian, Rwandan filmmakers
Emerging African filmmakers triumph at project development event.

Ethiopian director Hiwot Admasu Getaneh’s Addis Ababa-set tale of self-discovery Sweet Annoyance scooped the top €10,000 development prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival’s second Atlas Workshops on Friday (Dec 6).

The four-day meeting drew some 270 international cinema professionals and presented 28 projects in development and post-production from Middle Eastern, North African and African filmmakers.

The jury for the 10 projects in the running for the Atlas Development Awards was composed of Moroccan director Laïla Marrakchi, Lebanese producer Georges Schoucair and Juliette Schrameck, managing director of Paris-based mk2 Films.

Set against the nightlife of the Ethiopian capital,
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