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MAFF Industry Days 2021

The 7th edition of MAFF Industry Days 2021 took place on April 7-10, 2021

Introduction

The 7th edition of MAFF Industry Days MID (formerly MAFF Market Forum MMF) was held digitally due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the Swedish health agency’s regulations and restrictions regarding it.

2021 is the 7th year of the festival’s film industry initiative MAFF Industry Days (MID) – the world’s first industry platform for co-production and collaboration between the Aran world and the Nordic region.

MAFF Industry Days has 4 support funds, MAFF Development Fund for shorts, fictions and documentaries and the Post-Production Platform.

MAFF Development Fund

MAFF Development Fund focuses on providing support to film projects that are in the state of development. it is a pitch competition where projects are pitched in front of a jury, experts, and film professionals. Filmmakers pitch their projects for the opportunity to win development support.

Finally, 12 film projects were invited to pitch their projects digitally (through Zoom) to a jury in MID.

Post-Production Platform

The Post Production Platform is a fund for feature-length narrative and documentary projects in post-production by directors of Arab nationality or origin. Post Production Platform was established to support and encourage Arab filmmakers to professionalize the finalization of their film productions and provide them with the opportunity to promote them at an international film forum.

MID holds closed screenings of 20 minutes excerpts from feature films in the final stages of the editing process or available for distribution. A jury provides immediate individual feedback.

Finally, 8 film projects were invited to pitch their projects digitally (through Zoom) to a jury in MID.

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