Nassim Abassi

Nassim Abassi
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Researcher, Editor
Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Dance

Nassim Abassi is a Moroccan filmmaker. He attended film school at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design (SIAD) in Farnham, UK. He has produced and directed several short films both in the UK and in Morocco which were well received in the British and foreign film festival circuit.

In 2001, he was a member of a jury which included Samira Makhmalbaf and several other award-winning international filmmakers at the Arab Screen Independent Film Festival in Qatar. In 2002, he started a PHD research project at the University of London. His research focused on the specificity of an Arab cinema in the context of Arab aesthetics.

THE WINTER SUN IS A LIE, his first English feature film won the AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at the International Digital Film Festival in New Delhi (2005).

BILA HUDOUD is his second feature film in Morocco. At the moment, he is in pre-production on two Moroccan feature films that he plans to shoot late summer 2008.


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Nassim attended film school at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design (SIAD) in Farnham, UK. He has produced and directed several short films both in the UK and in Morocco which were well received in the British and foreign film festival circuit.

In 2001, he was a member of a jury which included Samira Makhmalbaf and several other award-winning international filmmakers at the Arab Screen Independent Film Festival in Qatar. In 2002, he started a PHD research project at the University of London. His research focused on the specificity of an Arab cinema in the context of Arab aesthetics.

THE WINTER SUN IS A LIE, his first English feature film won the AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at the International Digital Film Festival in New Delhi (2005).

He returned to Morocco in 2006 to direct a Moroccan feature film HKAYTI MAA MRATI (Story of my wife), a Moroccan comedy about an extremely jealous husband and his much younger wife.

BILA HUDOUD (Without Limits), a Moroccan thriller set in his hometown Mohammedia, was the second feature film that he wrote and directed in Morocco. The main character is a young woman, Yussra, whose life is completely shattered when she meets the'right' man, Tarik, who has hidden from her his past as a drug trafficker.

In 2011, he releases his new Moroccan feature film MAJID that he produced and directed. It's the coming of age story of Majid, a 10 years old orphan boy.

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