MAFF Market Forum 2018

The 4th edition of MAFF Market Forum took place on October 6-8, 2018 at Scandic Trianglen in Malmo. Production screening held at cinema Panora.

2018 is the fourth 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 two funding initiatives; MAFF Development Funding and the Post Production Platform.

MAFF Development Funding:

The primary requirement for the applications to MAFF Development Funding was that the projects needed to have a Swedish co-producer, the project theme is connected to the Arab identity, culture, or exile.

MAFF Development Funding is a pitch competition where projects are pitched in front of a jury, experts, and film professionals. They pitch their projects for the opportunity to win monetary development support. MAFF Development Funding was available for three categories; Short films (three projects were selected), Documentary films (three projects were selected), and Feature Fiction Films (five projects were selected).

Post-production Platform:

The primary requirement for applications to MAFF Post-production Fund was for the film to have a connection to the Arab identity, culture, or exile.

MAFF Post Production Platform is a work in progress screening of 20 minutes of the selected projects, which were screened in front of the jury and film professionals. Post Production fund was available for feature films (fiction and documentary).


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