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Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) is the leading and largest film festival dedicated to Arab cinema outside the Arab world. The festival has been held since 2011 and has since then come to provide a platform for Arab cinema in Europe. The starting point for the festival was to create a platform and a meeting place for Arab cinema in Malmö, Sweden and Europe. The festival was founded by the festival’s general manager and creative director Mouhamad Keblawi. It started as a grassroots initiative and has since undergone a tremendous development, and is now the largest film festival in southern Sweden.

The 12th edition of Malmö Arab Film Festival will take place between the 4th and the 8th of May, 2022.

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Deadline January 31st 2022

 

Submission Malmö Arab Film Festival 2022

 

  • The festival takes place on May 4-8, 2022, and the selected films will be mainly shown in Malmo as well as in other cities in the region in parallel with the festival days (maximum 4 screenings).
  • The submission deadline is the 31st of January 2022.
  • Films longer than 70 min should be submitted as feature films, and films less than 70 min should be submitted as short films
  • Films that may participate in the festival are selected by the festival’s judging committee.
  • Applicants for participation in the festival have no guarantee that the film will be shown during the festival.
  • There is no fee for applying. No compensation will be paid by the festival to showcase the film.
  • MAFF only accepts online watching links, any download link will be ignored.
  • Notification of approved films sent to participants 2 months before the festival’s start date.
  • Selected films to participate in the festival may not be withdrawn.
  • Submitted films should be produced in 2021-2022. No contributions that have been produced before the year 2020 will be accepted in the official competition but will accepted programs out of the
  • Submitted films should be subtitled to English or Swedish language.
  • Submitted films will not be accepted if they have been screened in Sweden before.
  • Malmo Arab Film Festival has the right to manage the use of film clips and photographs from submitted films selected for the festival for all its image or print ads in all pages on the Internet utmost to promote the festival.

 

NOTE: Private individuals, companies, copyright owners, film producers, and film production companies have the opportunity to participate in the Festival if they meet all requirements.

 

Awards

 

Short Film Competition

Best Short Film – Prize value 15000 SEK (±1500 USD)

Important notes: This award recognizes the film’s director.

Prizes can only be paid by an official invoice issued by a registered company

 

Feature Film Competition

Jury Award – Prize value 15000 SEK (±1500 USD)

Important notes: This award recognizes the film’s director.

Prizes can only be paid by an official invoice issued by a registered company

 

Best Feature Film – Prize value 20000 SEK (±2000 USD)

Important notes: This award recognizes the film’s director.

Prizes can only be paid by an official invoice issued by a registered company

 

Best Director

Best Script

Best Actor

Best Actress

 

The City of Malmö´s Audience Award at MAFF

Important notes: This award recognizes the film’s director.

Prizes can only be paid by an official invoice issued by a registered company

– Prize value 25000 SEK (±2500 USD)

Audience Award to Best Feature film

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Deadline January 31st 2022