Meet the experts

The Market Forum every year presents a wide range of experts from large Nordic and Arab funds, institutes and companies. Meet the experts and learn more about new possibilities for funding, co-production and distribution.

  • Doha Film Institute

Doha Film Institute is dedicated to film appreciation, education, and building a dynamic film industry in Qatar that focuses on nurturing regional storytellers while being entirely global in its scope. The Institute supports emerging voices from Qatar and around the world and provides them with creative and financial assistance so they can translate their stories into viable film projects.

  • Dubai Film Market

Dubai Film Market is a unique platform that aims to raise the visibility of Arab cinema in the region and at an international level – it’s the official film market of Dubai International Film Festival.

  • Film i Skåne

Film i Skåne is a regional center for film with the task of promoting all aspects of films. Through the co-production of short, documentary and feature films they attract capital that is spent in the region on services, facilities, and labor that help develop the audio-visual infrastructure in Skåne. They take an overall view where the development of the audience, filmmakers, and the media industry is a tool for developing the film environment in Skåne. Skåne and its role in the Öresund Region offer new opportunities for development and for wider alliances.

  • Film Väst

Film Väst is one of Europe’s most successful co-producers and Scandinavia’s preeminent regional film fund. Each year millions of cinema goers all over the world see a production co-produced by Film Väst. Over the years Film Väst co-productions have also been richly rewarded with nominations and awards at the world’s most prestigious events including festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and galas such as Golden Globes, the European Film Awards, and the Oscars.

  • Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation supports and promotes the Finnish film industry by funding professional film productions, and the exhibition and distribution of films. The Foundation is also responsible for the cultural export of Finnish film and provides support for the international promotion of Finnish films.

  • Folkets bio

Folkets Bio distributes and screen movies from all over the world. Folkets Bio was founded in 1973 and is one of Sweden’s leading art house distributors with cinemas all over Sweden. Acquires all rights for Sweden and Scandinavia.


  • Luxor African Film Festival with the fund Etisal

ETISAL Fund aims to support the uprising 18 to 30 years old African filmmakers, who currently live in Africa, to produce their films. Supporting production, promotion, and distribution of African films, using modern digital technology and setting up a database for African films.

  • International Media Support

International Media Support is a non-profit organization working to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. To achieve this, their work spans a wide range of areas that support and promote free and professional media. All of the work is done in close partnership with local media actors and international media support groups.


  • Icelandic Film Centre

The role of the Icelandic Film Centre is to fund Icelandic films and promote them abroad. The Icelandic Film Fund operates under the auspices of the Icelandic Film Centre. The role of the Icelandic Film Fund is to further Icelandic Filmmaking by providing financial support.

  • MAD Solutions

MAD Solutions is the first Pan-Arab independent studio and fully integrative marketing and creative consultancy for the Arab film and Entertainment Industry. Under the umbrella of MAD Solutions, the studio is supported by five pillars: MAD Marketing, MAD Content, MAD Distribution, MAD Culture and MAD Celebrity, which together are helping to usher in an exciting new generation of Arab filmmakers and entertainment talent.

  • Nordisk Film och TV-fond

Established in 1990, and based in Oslo, Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s primary purpose is to promote film and TV productions of high quality in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), by providing support for top-up financing of feature films, TV-fiction/drama series and creative documentaries.

  • Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board. Its remit – to support the production of new films, the distribution, and screening of worthwhile films, to preserve and promote Sweden’s film heritage and to represent Swedish film at an international level. The Film Funding Department allocates funding for Swedish productions of feature films, shorts, and documentaries, and works to promote Swedish film internationally.

  • Sørfond

Sørfond– the Norwegian South Film Fund is one of the international commitments of NFI. The overall objective of the fund is to strengthen film as a cultural expression and to stimulate the production of films in developing countries. Sørfond grants co-productions between producers from countries on the OECD’s DAC-list and Norwegian minority producers. Sørfond has co-produced 15 feature-length fiction and documentaries of which many have been invited to prestigious film festivals throughout the world.




  • Arab Cinema Center(ACIS, Arab Cinema Week, ARAB RADIO & TELEVISION ART, Axe Pictures, Beirut Cinema Platform, Carthage Film Festival, Crystal Dog, FIFOG, Film Clinic, iProduction, Iraqi Cinema, Iraqi Independent Film Center, MAD Solutions, MAFF, MINAA, Pan East Media, Movie Pigs, Studio ZAT, Odeh Films, Rotana Media Group,a Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, The Royal Film Commission, Salam Prod, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan Film Factory, Support Arab Cinema, The Friends, The imaginarium films, The Producers, Tripoli Film Festival)
  • ACIS, Arab Cinema In Sweden (Sweden)
  • Laika Films (Sweden)
  • NDU International Film Festival (Lebanon)
  • Oman Film Society (Oman)
  • Geneve Film Festival (Switzerland)
  • Svenska Institutet (Sweden)