Doc Post Production Platform

Doc Post Production Platform is established with the intention of supporting and encouraging Arab documentary filmmakers to professionalize the finalization of their feature documentary productions and promote it at an international film forum. The initiative will be held as a part of MAFF Market Forum 2018. The application opens on March 1, 2018, and closes on 30, April.


The criteria for submissions to Doc Post-Production Forum at MAFF 2018 are the following:

  • Feature Documentary directed by Arab filmmakers
  • Arabic content
  • Be in the state of post-production
  • Focus on topics of public interest and cover these topics in a professional and ethical way
  • Priority is given to film productions focusing on issues of gender equality, cultural diversity and other human rights issues
  • Minimum length 30 min

It is a requirement that all productions have English subtitles and that the director of the film is able to come to Malmö during MAFF 2018.

Doc Post Production – Submission


Representatives of the four selected projects will be invited to Malmo and pitch their project to a jury during MAFF Market Forum October 6-8, 2018. The jury will select several winning projects, which will be awarded post-production, and distribution prizes. DOC POST PRODUCTION will pay for flight and accommodation for the selected projects during their stay in Malmö.

The Documentary Post-Production Platform is a collaboration between Malmö Arab Film Festival and International Media Support. The selection is made by MAFF and International Media Support.

Rules & Conditions

Only applications, which contain all the required documents, will be reviewed and considered. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Decisions on selected projects cannot be appealed. Malmo Arab Film Festival or International Media Support is not obliged in any way to give any reasons and/or comments on the reasons for the non-selected projects.

Malmo Arab Film Festival or International Media Support is not obliged in any way to participate or contribute to the selected projects for future collaboration or production, whether as donors, co-producer, or partners in any other way.

Documentary Post-Production Platform, Malmo Arab Film Festival, and International Media Support shall be exposed as a collaborator of the film and exposed with a prominent logo of the film’s closing credits.

Doc Post Production – Submission