Nabil Ayouch was born on April 01, 1969 in Paris. He is a member of the Academy Awards, the Academy of Caesar and is part of the founding board of the Arab Film Academy.
In 1997, Nabil Ayouch directed his first feature film, "Mektoub", which as "Ali Zaoua" (2000) represented Morocco at the Oscars, then came “Une minute de Soleil en moins” (2003) and “Whatever Lola Wants” (2008), produced by Pathé. In 1999, he created Ali n 'Productions, a company with which he helps young filmmakers to get started with initiatives such as the Mohamed Reggab Award, script competition and production of 8 short films in 35mm. Nabil Ayouch founds G.A.R.P. (Grouping of Authors, Directors and Producers) in 2002 and the "Moroccan Coalition for Cultural Diversity" in 2003. In 2008, he participated in the creation of the Moroccan Association for fighting against Hacking, which he chairs. In 2011 he released his first feature documentary, "My Land", which he shot in the Middle East. In 2012, Nabil Ayouch ends shooting "Les chevaux de Dieu", film adaptation of Mahi Binebine’s novel "Les étoiles de Sidi Moumen", inspired by the attacks of May 16, 2003 in Casablanca.