MAFF Market Forum Awards 2016

MAFF Development Funding:

Feature Films:

Jury: Ayesha Chagla, Manager of Dubai Film Market – Intishal Al-Timimi, Festival director at El Gounda Film Festival – Ali Abbasi, Film Director

Winner:  SEK 150,000 from Swedish Film Institute award to “In the Land of Wonder, Director: Nadine Khan, Arab producer: Film Clinic –  Swedish producer Anagram.


Jury: Magnus Gertten, Director and producer – Ola Al-Sheikh, Film Critic – Hogir Hirori, Documentary director

Winner: SEK 50,000 from the Swedish Film Institute to “Chopped, Director: Karam Ali, Producer: Arab producer Idioms Film – Swedish producer HB PeÅ Holmquist Film.

Short films:

Jury: Joakim Strand, Head of production at Film i Skåne – Habib Attia, Director & Producer) – Sam Lahoud, NDU Film Festival Founding Director


  • USD 2,000 from NDU International Film Festival to “If Toys Can Speak, Director: Maria Abdel Karim, Producer Chantal Hannouch.
  • USD 2,000 from NDU International Film Festival to “Wanderings, Director: Rola Shamas, Producer: Klara Films
  • SEK 30,000 from Film i Skåne to “Wanderings, Director Rola Shamas, Producer Klara Films.

Doc Post-Production Platform:

Jury: Rasmus Steen, International Media Support – Charlotte Madsen, SVT- Commissioning Documentaries for SVT – Maher Diab, Cosmopolitan illustrator & photographer


  • 5 days of Color Grading and 3 days of Motion Graphics from Good Film & Post to “Off Khartoum Sides, Director Marwa Zein, Producer Marwa Zein.
  • 3-5 days of grading, 1 DCP, 1 master digital Betacam and 1 DVD from Way Creative to “As I want, Director Samaher Alqadi, Producer Karim El Hakim.
  • 3 weeks of sound post facility and 1 week of sound mix facility and a 50% discount for a sound design from Tonemestrene to “Ibrahim, Director Lina Alabed, Producer Rami Nihawi.
  • Grading for 2-3 days from Lilapost to “On the Fence, Director Nesrrine Elzayat, Producer Hala Loy.
  • Distribution in the Arab world by MAD Solutions to “Tiny Souls, Director Dina Naser,  Producer Khaled Haddad.
  • 20 minutes of original music by Way Creative Sleeprise Music to “Tiny Souls, Director Dina Naser,  Producer: Khaled Haddad.

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