ARAB WOMEN FILM DAYS 2020

19-22 November 2020

The first edition of Arab Women Film Days that MAFF organized was in March of 2013 as a way of marking the International Women’s day. Working towards equality and lifting voices of those who sometimes are not heard is an important part of MAFFs vision. The Arab Women Film Days was created as a platform for the Arab women to have an opportunity to show and share their diversity, as well as lifting women in an industry that is highly male-dominated. The focus was on choosing a female-dominated project, off and on screen. The event was straight away highly appreciated and has since evolved into a two -day screenings of its own. AWFD celebrates its fifth year under the corona Pandemic, which unfortunately forced all events that attract big crowds to alter the strategy they adopted for years. This also applies to Arab Women Film Days for its fifthyear for that, we designed the festival program and the film’s screenings to comply with the mass gathering in accordance with the laws of the Swedish authorities. We hope that the year 2021 will bring positivity and hope toward a prosperous future. We’ve learned so much from this year AWFD main focus is to showcase Arab film with female perspectives and creators. The days of the festival will offer feature movies, short films, documentaries! All films shown have Swedish or English subtitles.