On the fourth day of the Malmö Arab Film Festival: The Competitions Wrap-Up

The activities continue at the 9th Malmö Arab Film Festival during the fourth day of the festival (Monday, 7 October), as the three festival competitions concluded, as well as industry activities at the Malmö Market Forum.

At the Scandinavian Triangeln, the project pitching ended with the fifth and final category for five feature film projects competing in post-production phase, followed by sessions with industry experts to present the work of their institutions to the Forum attendees.

At Panora Cinema, two morning screenings for school students took place for both the Egyptian animation film “The Knight and The Princess”, followed by a discussion with co-director Ibrahim Moussa, moderated by critic Mohamed Nabil, also the Tunisian film “Fatwa”, followed by a discussion with director Mahmoud Bin Mahmoud, moderated by journalist Rania El Zahid.

During the day the festival concluded its three competitions, beginning with the presentation of the third and fourth groups of short films in the presence of its makers, , whose Q&A was moderated by shorts programmer Mohammed Atef.

The feature film competition finished with the screening of two films, the Omani film “Zayana”, followed by a discussion with the director Khaled Al-Zadjali. Then the Palestinian film “Screwdriver”, followed by a discussion with the main actress Areen Omari.

The last two feature documentaries in competition were screened: the Egyptian film “The Profession” in the presence of the producer Mohamed Rasahd, and then the Tunisian film “Railway Men” in the presence of the assistant director Ahmed Mourad Khanfir, with the moderator Marwa Abu Eish.

A special screening was held to celebrate the Egyptian film “Yomeddine”, which participated in the international competition of the Festival de Cannes, following a discussion with director Abu Bakr Shawky, moderated by critic Ahmed Shawky.

Finally, the activities of the day ended with an Arab reception and music that preceded the third and final night of the program “Arabian Nights”, in which the Tunisian film “Dachra”, the first Tunisian horror film which achieved record box office revenues in its country, was presented by director Abdelhamid Bouchnak.