MAFF Market Forum (MMF) is a unique platform for the Nordic and Arab film industries designed to stimulate collaboration, co-production and distribution opportunities.

MMF brings together producers, funds, distributors and film professionals in seminars, workshops, pitching and networking sessions.

MMF offers several funding initiatives for Nordic-Arab co-productions. Since its inception, the MMF has contributed to encouraging co-production between the Nordic countries and the Arab world and supported a wide range of film projects.

MAFF Market Forum presents an excellent opportunity for film professionals to exhibit and present their work, extend their networks and initiate new international collaborations and co-productions.

MAFF Development Funding

MAFF Development Funding aspires to stimulate co-productions between Sweden and the Arab countries and is available for feature narrative, feature documentary and short projects. MAFF offers development funding to emerging and established filmmakers who have a compelling and distinctive story to tell. Our mission is to encourage and 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.

Development Fund for Feature Narrative and Feature Documentary projects

The funding programme is targeted to Arab-Swedish co-productions for feature and documentary films.

Development Fund for Short Films

The funding programme is targeted Nordic residents with Arab origin or films with Arab culture, identity or exile.

MAFF Post Production Platform
Post production platform for feature narrative and feature documentary

Post Production Platform is a fund for feature-length narrative and documentary projects in post-production by directors of Arab nationality or origin. Post Production Platform is established with the intention of supporting and encouraging Arab filmmakers to professionalize the finalization of their film productions and promote it at an international film forum.

Pitching sessions

The project representatives will have the chance to present their work to market professionals and a panel of carefully selected jury members.

One-to-one meetings

One to one 30 minutes’ pre-arranged meetings in which participants present their projects to attending experts for feedback and discussions.

Networking sessions

A chance to meet the organizations visiting MMF through pre-arranged networking sessions with informal round-table meetings. The networking sessions present a chance to meet representatives from institutes and funds, as well as international industry experts to discuss industry topics from collaborations between Nordic and Arab countries to film financing and distribution.


Presentations by our invited experts, giving insight into their organizations.