The Moroccan Cinematographic Center has announced that more than 20 feature films were shot in Morocco in the year 2016.
The productions worth an investment value of 28 million euros, were mainly French, German, Indian, Italian and American .
According to the center, this also includes an additional 15 short films and 16 television series.
Over the past few decades the Sherifian Kingdom has become a popular setting for films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Babel, Gladiator, The Mummy Returns and even the epic fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.
Among the major shooting sites is the city of Ouarzazate, considered as the Mecca of cinema in Morocco due to its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations.
Several film festivals are held annually in the country including the Marrakech International Film Festival held every December in Marrakech and the Tangiers Film Festival whose 18th edition recently came to a close.
The recent weeks have also seen the streets of Casablanca and Rabat turned into a war zone with the filming of Chinese star Jackie Chan’s new film “Desert Storm”, which deals with the current civil war in Yemen.
Morocco capital, Rabat today in front of the Banque du Maroc and parlement! Don’t get too excited, just filming new Jackie Chan movie 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/1NCPjRkFPh— Rida Lyammouri (@rmaghrebi) February 26, 2017