MAFF Market Forum 2016

The 2nd edition of MAFF Market Forum took place on October 1-3, 2016 at Radisson Blu in Malmo. Production screening held at cinema Speglen
2016 is the second 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.

Consisted of the two funding initiatives MAFF Development Funding and Doc Post Production Platform.

MAFF Development Funding:

MAFF Development Funding is a pitch competition where projects are pitched in front of a jury, experts, and other audiences for the opportunity to win monetary development support. MAFF Development Funding was in 2016 for short films, documentaries, and feature films. Three projects pitch was in the documentary category and five in the feature- and short films.

MAFF Development Funding was created with the aim to support feature films (feature films) and short films (fiction, documentary, animation, hybrid) in the development phase. Qualifications to search were that the film was either a planned co-production between a Swedish producer and one Arab producer, or the movie theme concerned the issue of Arab identity, culture, or exile. A basic requirement for the application, however, was that there is a Swedish producer linked to the project.

Finally, 13 projects were invited to pitch their film to a jury in the MMF.

Doc Post-Production Platform:

Doc Post Production Platform is a project and an initiative that aims to help Arab documentary filmmaker to compile their films by offering postproduction prices as grading, sound mixing, and distribution. The project has been established with the intention to support and encourage Arab documentary filmmakers to finalize their feature documentary projects and promote them at an international forum and interact with Nordic producers and film professionals.

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