Ismaël El Iraki

Ismaël El Iraki

Morocco

Ismaël El Iraki was born in Morroco in 1983 and lives in France since 2001. After studying Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he joigned the Directing department of prestigious french cinema school La Femis in 2004. His film efforts are all set in Morroco and linked to the Nayda artistic movement in Casablanca. El Iraki's two latest shorts were both noted successes: CARCASSE (2007) won the Short Film Corner prize at the Festival de Cannes, and HARASH (2009) won a Special Mention of the Jury and the Attention Talent directing award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. El Iraki is developping two feature length projects including the moroccan rock n' roll romance ZANKA CONTACT which is in the Doha Film Institute's 2017 Qumra selection of feature projects.