The Marrakech fest will take place Nov. 29 to Dec. 7. As previously announced, Tilda Swinton will preside over the jury.
Redford, one of the leading figures of contemporary cinema, said it was “a great honor to be invited to Marrakech,
to meet creators and artists who will share with each other their unique voices and points of view….
“I extend my thanks to the Marrakech International Film Festival for this generous invitation,” he said in a statement.
The tribute will pay homage to Redford’s career as a director, producer, actor, activist and founder of the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Festival, the world’s first festival to be entirely dedicated to independent cinema.
Redford initially rose to fame as an actor. He landed his first starring role on Broadway in “Sunday in New York,