MAFF Market Forum 2020

The 6th edition of MAFF Market Forum took place on October 9-11, 2020 at Scandic triangeln in Malmö

The 6th MAFF Industry Days was held under the corona pandemic, which unfortunately forced all events that attract big crowds to alter the strategy they adopted for years. The edition was a hybrid one, where we had events on-site with a limited number of guests and attendees, in addition, we live-streamed the forums’ events on the festival’s official social media platforms and on Zoom as well.

MAFF Development Fund

The primary requirement for the applications to MAFF Development Fund was that the projects needed to have a Swedish co-producer (for feature and documentary projects), Nordic origin or resident co-producer (for short projects), and the project theme had a connection to the Arab identity, culture or exile. MAFF Development Fund 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 development support. MAFF Development Fund was available for three categories; Short films (five projects were selected), Documentary films (three projects were selected), and Feature Fiction Films (five projects were selected). 

The Initiative is a collaboration between The Swedish Film Institute (fiction and doc), Film I Skane, and FilmCentrum Syd (shorts) 

Post Productuin 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 screenings 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).

9 film projects were selected to pitch.

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