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Call for applications: Malmö Arab Film Festival 2016

Call for applications: Malmö Arab Film Festival 2016

Call for applications: Malmö Arab Film Festival 2016

The sixth edition of the Malmö Arab Film Festival (Sweden) will be held from 30 September to 5 October, 2016; allowing audiences to enjoy the year’s greatest films hailing from the Arab world.

For its next edition, the largest film festival focusing on Arab cinema outside the Arab world is looking for fiction features, documentaries and short fiction films from the Arab world, subtitled in English, which are no more than two years old. There is no fee for applying.

Private individuals, companies, copyright owners, film producers and production companies will have the opportunity to participate in the festival if they meet the requirements.

Several awards will be handed out during the Malmö Arab Film Festival:

  • Feature Film Competition: Best Film (20,000 SEK), Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Actress Awards;
  • Short Film Competition: Best Short Film Award (15,000 SEK);
  • Documentary Competition: Best Documentary Award (15,000 SEK);
  • Audience Awards for Best Feature and for Best Documentary

To submit your film online, please click here

The deadline for submissions is 30 May 2016

The makers of the approved films will be notified by the end of July 2016.

In 2016, the festival will organise the second edition of its MAFF Market Forum (MMF) film-industry initiative, the world’s first industry platform for co-productions and collaboration between the Arab world and Scandinavia. The MMF will be held from 1-3 October, in parallel with the festival.

The Festival, which, since its inception in 2011, has created an intercultural platform for Arab cinema in Sweden and Northern Europe, will screen around 120 feature films, documentaries and short films. This is in fact the film festival with the largest audience in southern Sweden. The Festival also includes exhibitions, seminars, workshops, master classes and meetings between audiences and filmmakers.

More than 100 invited international guests from around the world visit the festival every year.

For more information, please click here

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