Festival consultant


Founder – Management and Artistic Consultant

Founder – Management and Artistic Consultant for Malmö Arab Film Festival. Expert producer, director in television and documentary film production. He has a broad experience in project management in media production and business development within the cultural and creative industries with particular focus on diversity.



Executive Director

Mohamad graduated from Al-Azhar University in Gaza 2006, department of Graphic Design.
He worked for more than 10 years in a number of NGO’s and in a media and advertising companies as a graphic designer, photographer and news producer.
Mohamad has been working in the Malmö Arab Film Festival since 2016.


MAFF Industry Days Director

Starting her journey in theater in 2010, she quickly gained talent as an actress. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Media from Beirut Arab University in 2012 and worked at Al Jazeera channel until 2014. After moving to Sweden in 2015, she actively immersed herself in the world of art and culture. Completing a year-long performing arts program, she now takes on leading roles in multiple projects. Over the last 5 years, she contributed to the Malmö Arab Film Festival in various capacities, and this year, she achieved a promotion to become the Director of MAFF Industry Days.


MAFF Industry Coordinator
Eleni is a Turkologist, translator, and researcher focused on the MENA region and she is currently completing a MA in Middle Eastern Studies, specializing in culture and the visual arts of the Arab diaspora.
She has experience with different aspects of event production and since 2022 she has been working with the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in different roles. This year she is the MAFF Industry Days Coordinator, currently working on the preparations of its 10th edition.


Guest Coordinator
Mahmoud Mahmoud, a multifaceted guy excelling in both the realms of music and dental technology, is garnering attention for his unique blend of creativity and precision.
He got experience with different types of event coordination. Mahmoud has been working at Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) since 2017 and for the last two years he’s been working as the guest coordinator and currently is preparing for the 14th edition of the festival.


Public Developer

Since moving to Sweden in 2014, Wadie started his journey into photography and in 2015 he started studying media och aesthetic as high school program. He went even further and got a bachelor’s degree in digital Picture Production at Blekinge Technological High School in Karlshamn. Marking 9 years in the photography and film industry with a variety of different projects he was involved in such as working in photography studios and a large amount of freelancer projects. Wadie had his first photo gallery in 2019 and worked at MAFF as photographer in the year 2022. This year Wadie has been named the Public Developer of Malmö Arab Film Festival.


Social Media Coordinator
With a degree in Mass communications from the American University of Sharjah, Nihal has more than 15 years experience in Digital marketing combined from Dubai & Qatar.
Nihal has been working as social media coordinator for Malmo Arab Film Festival since 2022.