Talal Selhami

Talal Selhami, a graduate of a Professional Master’s degree in cinema from the University of Paris 1 Panthénon-Sorbonne, began his career as a French-Moroccan director by directing several short films. One of them, Sinistra (2006), has made a remarkable tour, in many international festivals such as the International Fantasy Film Festival of Sitges (Spain), Fantasia (Canada) and Screamfest L.A. (United States). In 2007, his short film Partir en Fumée received the prize for the best video clip awarded by the television channel Arte, Le Ministère de la Santé and La Ligue Contre le Cancer. His first feature film Mirages is an eight-part thriller in the Moroccan desert, produced by the famous Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch. The film was part of the official competition at the Marrakech Festival where it was quickly greeted by the public and critics. Mirages continues its international tour in official competition at festivals such as Gérardmer (France), the BIFFF (Belgium) where it wins the special mention of the jury, Tangier (Morocco) where the actress Meryam Raoui, is awarded the prize for the best actress.
In 2014, Talal Selhami created his own production company in Morocco, Overlook Films, with a strong desire to develop and enrich other types of filmmaking and to further explore the field of genre. He directed ACHOURA (released in 2019), the first feature film with a creature inspired by Moroccan mythology.