Following its World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival on August 26th 2013, The Projectionist, a short film written and directed by Najat Jellab will have its U.S. premiere in the competition portion of the 8th Annual Harlem International Film Festival on September 15, 2013. The screening will be part of the Shorts Program II at 3pm. Najat Jellab will participate in a Q & A with the filmmakers following the program.

The screening will take place at Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X. Boulevard (between 127th and 128th Streets). Tickets are $10.00 and $8.00 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information on the Festival, please go to:


Marrakech today. Majid is almost indifferent to the world that surrounds him, be it his landlord to whom he owes several months rent or the rumors on the streets that he wanders in riding his scooter. He lives only for his job, as a projectionist, and his passion for films. But when he learns that the owner of the theater where he works has decided to sell it, his whole life shatters in front of his eyes.

Najat Jellab was born in Casablanca in 1980. She grew up in Morocco and moved to France at the age of 13. She studied philosophy in Paris Sorbonne University before going to film school in Montreal where she graduated in 2004. Since then she's been writing and directing short films and documentaries.