Ilias El Faris

  • Ilias El Faris
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Film director, Screenwriter
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Moroccan filmmaker.

Ilias EL FARIS is a film director and a screenwriter. Born in Agadir (Morocco) in 1990, he lives and works in Paris, France.

Born in Agadir in 1990, Ilias El Faris now lives in Paris.
His first short film, Azayz, shot in super 8mm in Taghazout, was selected in various international festivals and won the international Jury award in Doclisboa 2016.
In 2017, Ilias shot Roujoula in Casablanca, selected in the international competition of Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and awarded, among others, the short Grand Prize at the 40th edition of Cinemed.
For the collection L'Animal, commissioned by the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques) and the GREC (Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques), Ilias directs Aïn Diab in March 2019 screened at the Côté Court festival. Shot the same year, in 16 mm on the beach of Casablanca, Sukar is his last fiction.

He also co-wrote the short film Le Petit directed by Lorenzo Bianchi, which won an award at the Clermont-Ferrand 2017 festival.
 In addition, Ilias is an actor, leads film workshops in schools and regularly collaborates with the companies of "l'éventuel hérisson bleu" (theatre) and "mirroirs étendus" (lyrical creation).

* Le Petit | 2014, short film
* Azayz | 2015, 8mm short film (EMAF, Côté-court, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tous-courts, Maghreb des films, MedFilmFest di Roma, Jury prize Doclisboa 2016)
* Roujoula | 2017, short film
* Sukar | 2019, short film



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