Cinema in Morocco has a long history. In 1944, the Moroccan Cinematographic Center (CCM), the nation's film regulatory body, was established. Studios were also opened in Rabat. In 1958 Director Mohammed Ousfour would create the first Moroccan movie, Le fils maudit "The Damned Son".
In 1968, the first Mediterranean Film Festival was held in Tangier. This was followed in 1982 with the first national festival of cinema, which was held in Rabat. In 2001, the first International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM) was also held in Marrakech. In the 6th edition, LAFF is Honored to receive the Moroccan cinema as the guest of Honor