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MAFF Development Funding

MAFF Development Funding

Deadline: 31 May 2018

MAFF Development Funding is an initiative aiming to create a platform for new international partnerships and innovative stories that concern issues of identity, exile, and diversity. MAFF Development Funding focuses on providing support to film projects that are in a state of development. Projects should focus on issues that concern Arab culture, identity, and exile or are co-produced by Swedish and Arabic producers.

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

The application to Malmo Arab Film Festival's funding initiative MAFF Development Funding opens today - 1st of April and will close 31st of May - 2018.

The funds aspire to stimulate co-productions between Sweden and the Arab countries and are available for feature films, short films, and documentaries. More information on the qualifications is available on our webpage.  

MAFF Development Funding

  • Feature - 150 000 SEK (in cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute)
  • Documentary - 50 000 SEK (in cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute)
  • Short - 30 000 SEK (in cooperation with Film i Skane)


MAFF Development Funding Feature & Documentary is presented in cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute.

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