2015

2015 meant the fifth year of the festival – and the first anniversary was celebrated largely! Malmo Arab Film Festival 2015 took place from October 2 to 6, and gathered over 116 international guests and presented 127 feature films, short films and documentaries during the five intense days of the festival. The festival also organized a film critics conference with critics from the Arab world and the Nordic countries called Critics Without Borders.

In connection with the 2015 fifth edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival launched a new initiative, MAFF Market Forum (MMF), the world’s first platform for cooperation between Arab and Nordic film industry. MMF took place October 3 to 5. MMF was carried out with great success, with a total of 328 accredited participants from 34 countries!

The market was created to be a unique platform to create a melting point of the Arab and Scandinavian film industries, with particular focus on highlighting and further strengthen the region of Southern Sweden as centre for film.

This year the festival increased its number of visitors from other parts of Sweden, the Nordic region and the world – this extensive part due to the establishment of MAFF Market Forum but also for greater visibility across Malmö as well as all over Sweden!

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JURY 2015

Feature Film Jury
Mohamed Khan
Nabila Rezaig
Mohammed Rouda

Documentary Jury
Fajr Jacoub
Magda Khiralla
Hammadi Gueroum

Short film Jury
Areen Omari
Diamand Abou Abboud
Sayed Fouad

 

MAFF REMEMBERS

Soad Hosny (1942-2011)
Omar Sharif (1937-2015)
Faten Hamama (1931-2015)
Nour El Sherif (1946-2015)
Sabah (1927-2014)

AWARDS

Feature Awards

Best Feature
Theeb (Jordan)
Directed by Naji Abu Nawar

Special Jury Award
Bollywood Dreams (Morocco)
Directed by Yassine Fennane

Best Director
Amin Dorra (Lebanon)
For the film Ghadi

Certificate of Appreciation
Malem Ermilej (Palestine)
For her role in the film Eyes of a Thief

Best Actor
Nour El Sherif (Egypt)
For his role in Cairo Time by Amir Ramses

Best Script
Ahmed Salmeen (UAE)
For the film Dolphins

Best Director of Photography
Victor Credi (Egypt)
For the film Nojoom Age 10 and Divorced (Yemen)

 

AL KOMPIS AWARD

AL KOMPIS AWARD
Roshmia (Palestine)
Directed by Salim Abu Jabal

AWARDS

Short Film Awards

Best Short Film
El Bostan El Saeed Street (Egypt)
Directed by Maysson El Massry

Special Jury Short Award
Free Range (Lebanon, Germany)
Directed by Bass Bréche

Certificate of appreciation
A Long Night (UAE)
Directed by Kamiran Betesi

Rough Cut (Morocco)
Directed by Asmae El Moudir

 

Documentary Awards

Best Documentary
Letters from Al Yarmouk (Palestine)
Directed by Rashid Masharawi

Special Jury Documentary Award
On The Bride´s Side (Palestine, Italy)
Directed by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry

Certificate of appreciation
Dreams of Sharahzad (South Africa, France, Egypt)
Directed by Francois Vester

The Feeling of Palestine (Denmark)
Directed by Rikke Ruby

 

MMF AWARDS

MAFF DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

MAFF Development Funding Feature 150 000 SEK, in collaboration with Swedish Film Institute

Beauty and the Dogs (Tunisia)
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania,
Producer: Cinetelefilms
Swedish co-producer: Laika Film & Television

 

MAFF Development Funding Short 30 000 SEK, in collaboration with Film i Skåne

Roman Ruins (Canada)
Director: Meryam Joobeur
Producer: Peripheria
Swedish co-producer: Cinenic Films

AWARDS

DOC POST PRODUCTION PLATFORM

Aisha (Jordan)
Director: Asma Beseiso
Producer: Asma Beseiso, Rima Abou Baker
Award: Sound Design and Sound Mixing Award by db-studios (Lebanon)

Little Eagles (Egypt)
Director: Mohamed Rashad,
Producer: Hala Lotfy
Award: Postoffice postproduction Award by the Postoffice (Lebanon)

Room for a Man (Lebanon)
Director: Anthony Chidiac
Producer: Carole Abboud, Talal Al Muhanna
Award(s): Grading Award by Lilapost (Lebanon), distirbution and marketing Award by MAD Solutions (Egypt/UAE)