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MAFF Market Forum 2018 Awards

MAFF Development Funding:

Feature Films:

Jury: Chiraz Lari, Director of the Tunisian National Cinema and Image Center -CNCI – Hani Osama, Producer – Shivani Pandya, Managing Director of Dubai International Film Festival -DIFF

Winner: SEK 150,000 from Swedish Film Institute to “Costa Brava Lebanon, Director: Mounia Akl, Producer: Myriam Sassine, Swedish co-producer: Olivier Guerpillon, Country: Lebanon, Sweden.


Jury: Amir Ramses, Director and Producer – Karolina Lidin, Documentary consultant primarily engaged at Nordisk Film & TV Fond –  Nadim Cheikhrouha, Producer.

Winner: SEK 50,000 from Swedish Film Institute to “Searching For Kikhia, Director: Jiji Kikhia, Producer: Jiji Kikhia, Mohammed Soueid, Swedish co-producer: Andreas Rocksen, William Johannson, Country: Lybia, Sweden.

Short films:

Jury: Jad Abi Khalil, Head of its Beirut Cinema Platform – BCP – Kaouther Ben Hania, Film Director – Azza El Hosseiny, Luxor African Film Festival – Etisal


  • 2 weeks long/short films-workshop from Etisal Film Fund – Luxor African Film Festival to “Everyday At 6 am, Director: Yasser Shafiey, producer: Yasser Shafiey, Swedish co-producer: William Johansson, Andreas Rocksen, Country: Egypt, Sweden.

  • 2 weeks long/short films-workshopfrom Etisal Film Fund – Luxor African Film Festival to “Give Up The Ghost, Director: Zain Duraie, producer: Alaa Alasad, Swedish co-producer: Helene Granqvist, Country: Sweden.

  • SEK 30,000 from Film i Skåne to “Worms Will Not Know Pardise, Director: Emna Najjar, Producer: Nejib Ayad, Swedish co-producer: Leif Mohlin, Country: Tunisia, Sweden.

      Doc Post-Production Platform:

      Jury: Layaly Badr, Writer and producer –  Madeleine Tabar, Actress and producer – Abdalla El Chami, Producer.


      • Distribution in the Arab world by Mad Solution to “Fataria,  Director: Walid Tayaa, Producer: Richard Magnien, Country: Tunisia, Sweden.

      • USD 3,000 from Imaginarium to “When We’er Born, Director: Tamer Ezzat, Producer: Moataz Abdelwahab, Country: Egypt.

      • USD 5,000 from Arab Cinema in Sweden to “The Smuggled Sperm, Director: Sawsan Qaoud, Producer: Nada Ennab, Country: Palestine.


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