Submission Malmö Arab Film Festival 2017


Terms and conditions

  • The festival lasts between October 6 til October 10 and the films will be mainly shown in Malmo but also in other cities in the region in parallell 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  • Films that are selected to participate in the festival may not be withdrawn.
  • 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, documenatries and short ficition. The following awards are presented for each selection.

Short Film Competition

Best Short Film  – minimum award 15 000 SEK
This award recognizes the film’s director

Documentary Compeititon

Best Documentary – minimum award 15 000 SEK
This award recognizes the film’s director

Feature Competition


Best Feature – minimum award 20 000 SEK
This award recognizes the film’s director


Best Director

Best Script

Best Actor

Best Actress



Audience Award


Audience Award to Best Feature and Documentary