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MAFF Market Forum 2015

The 1st edition of MAFF Market Forum took place on October 3-5, 2015 at The Sankt Gertrud Conference Centre, Malmo.

2015 is the first year of the festival’s film industry initiative MAFF Market Forum (MMF) – the world’s first industry platform for co-production and collaboration between the Arab world and Scandinavia.

MAFF Development Funding:

MAFF Development Funding was created with the aim of supporting long films (feature films) and short films (feature films, documentaries, animation, hybrid) in the development phase. The qualifications for applying were either the film was either a planned co-production between a Swedish producer and an Arab producer, or a film theme concerned issues of Arab identity, culture, or exile. However, a basic requirement for the application was that there should be a Swedish producer linked to the project. MAFF Development Funding was a collaboration between MAFF, the Swedish Film Institute (feature film), and Film i Skåne (short film).

Finally, ten projects were invited to pitch their films to a jury in conjunction with MMF.