MAFF Development Fund aspires to stimulate co-productions between Sweden and the Arab countries and is available for feature films; narratives and documentaries, and short films.

MAFF offers development funding to emerging and established filmmakers who have a compelling and distinctive story to tell.

Our mission is to encourage and enable filmmakers to develop their work and ambitions. We are also keen to encourage films with Arabic cultural content, reflecting the Arab world and Arab life, as part of our portfolio.



  • MAFF reserves the right to screen winning projects (if selected for 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.


Before submitting your project, kindly read the rules and regulations for the relevant category carefully. You need to accept the rules and regulations in order to complete the submission application. 


Application to MAFF Market Forum Development Fund