A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière (Paris) and the Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris), Hicham Falah is a chief operator, author-director, producer and programmer. Since 2008, he has been the artistic director of the Salé International Women’s Film Festival (Morocco) and since 2012, the general director of the Agadir International Documentary Film Festival (Morocco) and its training and artistic support programmes for emerging Moroccan and African filmmakers (FIDADOC Documentary BeeHive, its Pan-African writing residency and Produire au sud Agadir coproduction workshop). In 2018, he conceived and implemented Sisters in Film, an empowerment programme for women filmmakers in the MENA region. Since 2019, he is the artistic coordinator of SENTOO, a pan-African programme to support film creation and South-South co-productions, initiated and piloted by the Film Centres of several North and West African countries.