MAFF Development Funding aspires to stimulate co-productions between Sweden and the Arab countries and is available for feature films, short films, and documentaries. MAFF offers development funding to emerging and established filmmakers who have a compelling and distinctive story to tell. Our mission is to encourage enable filmmakers to develop their work and ambitions. We are also keen to encourage films with Arabic cultural content, reflecting the Arab world and Arab life, as part of our portfolio.

The submission for MAFF Development Funding opens on April 1st and the deadline is May 31, 2018. You can find our application in the bar above the picture slide.


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.

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.

To Apply:
Click on APPLY NOW in the bar above the picture slide and choose the type of your project.

Before filling out the online application, make sure you meet all the requirements and qualifications listed in the application and read the rules and conditions.

You will need a logline, project description, narrative treatment, and filmography or resumé.