Submission Malmö Arab Film Festival 2019


Terms and conditions

  • The festival lasts in October and the films will be mainly shown in Malmo but also in other cities in the region in parallel with the festival days (maximum 4 showings).
  • Films that may participate in the festival are selected by the festival’s judging committee.
  • Applicants for participation in the festival have no guarantee that the film will be shown during the festival.
  • There is no fee for applying. No compensation will be paid by the festival to showcase the film.
  • Notification of approved films sent to participants a 2 month before the festival’s start date.
  • Films that are selected to participate in the festival may not be withdrawn.
  • Submitted films should be produced in 2018-2019. No contributions that have been produced before the year 2018 will be accepted.
  • Submitted films will not be accepted if they have been screened in Sweden before.
  • Malmo Arab Film Festival has the right to manage the use of film clips and photographs from submitted films selected for the festival for all its image or print ads in all pages on the Internet utmost to promote the festival.


NOTE: Private individuals, companies, copyright owners, film producers, and film production companies have the opportunity to participate in the Festival if they meet all requirements.


Malmo Arab Film Festival presents competition selections for feature fiction, documentaries, and short fiction. The following awards are presented for each selection.

Short Competition

Best Short Film  (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
This award recognizes the film’s director

Long Documentary Competition

Best Documentary
This award recognizes the film’s director


Feature Competition

Best Feature 
This award recognizes the film’s director


Best Director

Best Script

Best Actor

Best Actress


The City of Malmö´s Audience Award at MAFF

This award recognizes the film’s director

Audience Award to Best Feature and Documentary