Born in Casablanca, Ali Benjelloun was drawn to the film universe at a young age. He grew up rubbing shoulders with film sets, alongside his father, the producer and film director Hassan Benjelloun.
He moves later to France where he launched his career after obtaining a Master’s degree in Cinematography. He worked for a while as a camera assistant but quickly, he was entrusted major projects as director of photography.
Ali made his mark as a DoP in films, TV drama, commercials and documentaries and worked with a plethora of Directors and learned a lot from their different cultural backgrounds.
His work includes “They Are The Dogs” by Hicham Lasri, awarded for the Best cinematography in The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco 2015), and “A Mile in My Shoes” by Said Khallaf, Nominated for the Award For Achievement In Cinematography, Africa Movie Academy Award 2017 (AMAA).