2013

After two initiating film festival editions of Malmo Arab Film Festival, the third was to become the one were the firm foundation was found substantial. The need for an Arabic film festival in Malmo and Sweden, on a local, national as well as an international scale, had been cemented and the festivals unique expression had come to be consolidated. MAFF entered the third round of the festival with great excitement and expectancy.

The third festival edition was held between the 2nd and 8th of September 2013. Altogether the festival included around 100 films in the categories of features, documentaries and short films

Initiated during this festival edition, was also the organization of workshops. Presented 2013 were two workshops Swedish, Egypt workshops for young feminist filmmakers and Filmmaker’s Network – both with the fundamental striving to provide young creative filmmakers with tools for a life in the world of film.

MAFF 2013 came to be a great success, with a fantastic film selection and festival programme, as well as with an amazing number of festival visitors. After the third edition of festival, MAFF could proudly present itself as the largest film festival in Europe.

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JURY 2013

Feature Film Jury
Lebleba
Yasmine Chouikh
Vicky Habib 

Documentary and Short film Jury
Amal Essaqr
Azza Elhosseiny
Asia El Rayan

HONOREES

Lebleba – Actress
Mohammad Bakri – Actor

 

AWARDS

Best Feature
Blind Intersections (Lebanon)
Directed by Lara Saba

Special Jury Award
The Miscreants (Morocco)
Directed by Mohcine Besri 

Best Director
Maggie M. Morgan (Egypt)
For her film A Man Called Hope

Best Actress
Waad Mohammed (Saudi Arabia)
For her role in Wajda by Haifaa al-Mansour

Best Actor
Basse Samra (Egypt)
For his role in After the Battle by Yousry Nasrallah

 

AWARDS

Best Script
Nibal Arakji (Lebanon)
For the film Blind intersections

Best Composer
Ahmed Saleh (Egypt)
For the film Winter of Discontent

Best Editing
Ahmad Abdallah (Egypt)
For the film A Man Called Hope

Best Director of Photography
Raphaël O’Byrne (Algeria)
For the film YEMA

Special Mentions
Eyes of Freedom, Street of Death (Egypt – Ahmed, Ramadan Salah)
Grand Marriage (Saudi Arabia – Faisal Sh. Alotaibi)
Dance of Outlaws (Morocco – Mohamed Al Aboudi)