Post Production Platform
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.
MAFF Market Forum presents five feature films in post-production at a two‐day event during Malmö Arab Film Festival, open exclusively to specially invited international sales agents, festival representatives, distributors and post-production companies. The initiative will be held as a part of MAFF Market Forum 2018.
The Post-Production Platform supports filmmakers by offering them assistance and coaching to complete their projects. We will hold closed screenings of 20 min excerpts from five new feature films (narrative and documentary) that are towards the end of the editing process or available for distribution. A panel of select industry experts provide immediate individual feedback. The films are screened in an intimate environment and are followed by questions from the audience. This is a chance to see clips from a film-in-the-making and provide valuable peer feedback to its director.
Representatives of the five 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.
For the 4th edition of MAFF Market Forum for feature and documentary films in post production we have received no less than 28 eligible projects for the Post Production Platform.
The selection process was tough, as we have received many interesting projects. However, in the final stages, the true standout films and projects were discussed and considered at length by the entire selection committee and festival director. And now MAFF is proud to announce the projects and films in competition for Post-Production Platform!
Match Made in MAFF
The screenings will be followed by a day of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings tailored to the needs of the project at hand in which participants present their projects to industry experts and cover a broad range of subjects, from financing strategies and legal considerations for co-production to festival strategies and sales.
The criteria for submissions to Post-Production Platform at MAFF 2018 are the following:
- Feature-length film narrative and documentary directed by Arab filmmakers.
- Be in the state of post-production
- Exceeds 70 minutes
- 20 mins excerpt available for screening
- At least one representative of the project must be able to come to Malmö during MAFF 2018
- All productions must have English subtitles
- Swedish co-producer NOT required
The submissions for MAFF Development Funding are closed
– 5,000 $ presented by Arab Cinema in Sweden
– 3,000 $ presented by The Imaginarium
– Distribution in the Arab world presented by MAD Solutions