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MAFF Development Fund Awards 2017

October 9, 2017: The 3td edition of the MAFF MARKET FORUM 2017 has come to an end after a spectacular three-day event took a place from 7th -9th October.

 

On the closing day of MAFF MARKET FORUM 2017, the jury of the MAFF Development Fund announced the winners of several awards at a ceremony that took place at Panora Cinema in Malmö, awarding the following winners:

MAFF Development Funding Feature is presented in cooperation with

The Swedish Film Institute.

 

The Swedish Film Institute has granted the following award to the project:  Backstage by director: Afef Ben Mahmoud
Producer: Khalil Benkirane
Swedish Co-Producer: Maryam Ebrahimi
Country: Tunisia/Morocco

 

– 150 000 SEK

 

MAFF Development Documentary is presented in cooperation with

The Swedish Film Institute.

 

The Swedish Film Institute has granted the following award to the project:

Back Home by Directors: Nisreen Faour and Rashad Alhindi
Producer: Carole Abboud
Swedish co-producer: Osmond Karim
Country: Lebanon, Kuwait, Palestine

 

– 50 000 SEK

 

MAFF Development Funding Short presented in cooperation with Film i Skåne.

Film i Skåne has granted the following award to the project:  Brotherhood by Director: Meryam Joobeur
Producer: Habib Attia
Swedish Co-Producer: Andreas Rocksén
Country: Tunisia

 

– 30 000 SEK

 

Notredame University International Film Festival (NDUIFF) has granted two development funding awards of 2000 USD each to the following short projects:

The Bath by Director: Anissa Daoud
Producer: Lotfi Achour
Swedish Producer: Michael Krotkiewski
Country: Tunisia

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Brotherhood by Director: Meryam Joobeur
Producer: Habib Attia
Swedish Co-Producer: Andreas Rocksén
Country: Tunisia

 

Etisal film fund, a main part of Luxor African Film Festival has granted two awards for two young filmmakers to participate in its next international filmmaking workshop. During the two week long workshop, held in the beautiful city of Luxor as a main part of the seventh Luxor African Film Festival, each participant get a chance to make a short film (SHOOT, EDIT, FINISH). The prize is granted for the following short projects:

The Bath by Director: Anissa Daoud
Producer: Lotfi Achour
Swedish Producer: Michael Krotkiewski
Country: Tunisia

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Strangers in my House by Director: Nihad Sabri
Swedish Producer: Maryam Ebrahimi
Country: Palestine

 

 

MAFF Development Funding is established with the aim of creating a platform for new international partnership, and thereby lays the basis for a wider diversity in film production. The initiative is established for three types of film projects – feature, short and documentary.