MAFF Development Funding Application for Short Films


Other awards are granted by various film companies from around the world



The film director and/or producer must be a Nordic resident (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) and below points must apply:

  • The Nordic resident is of Arab origin
  • The story of the film has a connection to Arab culture, identity or exile
  • Short narrative films (documentary short films are not eligible)
  • Only complete submissions will be reviewed and considered. Incomplete submissions will not be processed
  • Decisions regarding selected projects cannot be appealed. Malmo Arab Film Festival, MAFF Development Funding Committee or Film i Skåne are not obliged in any way to justify or comment the reasons for not selecting a particular project
  • One representative of each selected project will be invited to Malmo Arab Film Festival during MMF to participate in pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings with the committee of the MAFF Development Fund
  • Malmo Arab Film Festival or Film i Skåne are not obliged in any way to participate in or contribute to the selected projects in terms of future production, whether as donors, co-producers, or partners in any other way
  • MAFF Market Forum, Malmo Arab Film Festival and Film i Skåne shall be listed as co-producers of the film, and their logos shall be included in film closing credits, as well as for dissemination and in any promotional materials associated with the production
  • Sweden shall be included as a country of production in all materials
  • Granted development funding that has not been used shall be repaid
  • The funding is paid according to the agreement between Malmo Arab Film Festival and the authorized representative of the winning project
  • MAFF reserves the right to screen winning projects (if selected at Malmo Arab Film Festival) for its Swedish premiere in the upcoming edition after the project is completed
  • Winning projects are to inform MAFF on a regular basis (every 3 months) of their latest funding progress, the development status of the project, market/awards and festival participation, and to send a viewing copy of the film when completed
  • Other rules and regulations of development funding applies according to the conditions stated by Film i Skåne

Submission was open from 1 April 2020 till 12 June 2020