Networking Sessions


The Networking Sessions return this year, with informal round-table meetings scheduled under new themes every day. Networking Sessions will take place daily between 12.00-13.00 in the MMF Lounge. A pre-registration via Eventival will be necessary and the names of the participants are updated continuosly.


Meet the Nordic decision-makers

Saturday October 1st 12.00

Confirmed experts (will be updated continuosly):

Calle Marthin, Feature Film Commissioner, Swedish Film Institute, Sweden
Petri Kemppinen, CEO, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Norway
Joakim Strand, Head of Production, Film i Skåne, Sweden
Rasmus Steen, Programme Manager, International Media Support, Denmark
Thór Tjörvi Thórsson, Head of Production & International Relations, Icelandic Film Centre, Iceland



Meet the Arab and Nordic filmmakers

Sunday October 2nd 12.00

Confirmed attendees (will be updated continuosly):
Alaa Karkouti/Maher Diab, MAD Solutions, Marketing, PR and Distribution
Aya Al Blouchi, Seat 26, Production, Lebanon
Perihan Abo Zeid, Movie Pigs, TVOD Platform, Egypt/US
Hani Osama, The Producers, Production, Egypt
Mohamed Hefzy, Film Clinic, Production, Egypt
Karim El Hakim, Prophecy Films, Production, Egypt
Abeer Al Mushin, Director, UAE
Anders Kristensson, Producers Rep., UAE
Rola Shamas, Director, Lebanon
Raja Tawil, Director, Lebanon
Dina Afkhampour and Hawa Sanneh, Cinemafrica festival, Sweden
William Johansson, Laika Film & Television AB, Sweden
Melanie Aronson, Eyeing the World, Production, Sweden
Andreas Climent, Neverday, Production, Sweden
Karin Westerlund, Director/Writer, Sweden
Linda Mutawi, Fikra AB, Producer, Sweden
Patrick El-Cheikh, Fikra AB, Producer, Sweden
Ronald Heu, Sleeprise Music Production, Sweden

Meet the Arab key players

Monday October 3rd 12.00

Confirmed experts (will be updated continuosly):

Ayesha Chagla, Manager, Dubai Film Market, UAE
Azza Elhosseiny, Executive Director, Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Sam Lahoud, Founder and Director, NDUIFF, Lebanon
Intishal al-Timimi, Festival Director, El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt