IFFR Pro Days

Karim Aitouna

Graduate in law, in film studies and in cultural management, Karim Aitouna is a Moroccan producer working between France and Morocco with Haut les Mains productions in Lyon and Waq Waq Studio in Tangier. In 2013, he was selected as Emerging Producer at the Jihlava DIFF.

He produced among others productions: Anna Roussillon’s award-winning I Am the People (2014), which was featured in the ACID programme at the Festival de Cannes. David Yon’s The Night and the Kid (2015), premiered in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival, Rä Di Martino’s Controfigura premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, Poisonous Rosesby Ahmed Fawzi Saleh premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, was awarded more than 16 international awards and Egypt Oscar nominated for 2020.l More recently the documentaries Dans la maison by Karima Saidi & Gevar’s Land by Qutaiba Barhamji, both presented at IDFA 2020. 

Aitouna is a member of EAVE and Eurodoc. He worked as lecturer and consultant for many funds, labs and festivals (Aide aux cinémas du Monde, Open doors pro by Locarno IFF, Auvergne Rhône Alpes Audiovisuel Fund, Alpi Film Lab by Torino Film Lab, Doha Film Institute, Marrakech IFF,  Red Sea Film Fund, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montreal, etc)

Development, co-production, film financing, self-distribution, film festivals and strategy 



Karim Aitouna


Pro Hub in 2022

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