Director, Script Writer


Asmae EL MOUDIR © Ammar Abd Rabbo

Asmae El Moudir studied cinema at the Moroccan University and at La Fémis in Paris. She has directed several award winning short films. She completed her Al Jazeera television documentary, The Postcard, in 2020. The Mother of all Lies is her first independent documentary feature premiered at the 2023 Festival de Cannes where it won the Un Certain Regard Directing Prize. The film also won the Golden Eye for Best Documentary. The film is screened at Toronto, Sundance, Melbourne, Busan, Karlovy Vary as well as many festivals around the world and won more than 25 awards. Asmae El Moudir is nominated for the PGA Award and the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Doc. Most recently, she won the IDA Award (International Documentary Association) for Best Director. The Mother of All Lies was also shortlisted in the international features section of the Oscars 2024.

Jury attendance

  • Member Un Certain Regard, 2024

Feature films


Un Certain Regard, 2023Director, Screenplay, Actress



(THE MOTHER OF ALL LIES) Un Certain Regard, 2023
2023 Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard
Director, Screenplay, Actress