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Malmö Arab Film Festival Announces its Fund Winners and El Gouna Film Festival Grants its Cash Prize to Before It’s Too Late

Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) concluded its market forum on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, with an award ceremony for the winning projects who were granted a total cash prize of more than $ 110,000, presented by the festival and its partners and sponsors, for which 22 Arab projects competed. And the winning projects are as follow:

 

Short films in development phase:

 

-Film Centrum award of SEK 30,000 worth of editing services presented to Habib and the Thief, Arab-Swedish producer and director: Naures Sager, country: Sweden.

-Luxor African Film Festival award of 2000 USD presented to Repression, Arab producer: Abed Lotfi, director: Mike Malajalian, country: Lebanon.

-Film I Skane award of SEK 30,000 presented to A Resume, Arab-Swedish producer and director: Bassem Nabhan, country: Sweden.

 

Feature documentary in development phase:

 

-Swedish Film Institute award of SEK 75,000 presented to Looking for Saada, Arab producer: Rashid Masharawi, Swedish producer: Linda Mutawi, director: Areen Omari, country: Palestine.

 

Feature fiction film in development phase:

 

-Swedish Film Institute award of SEK 150,000 presented to The Sea Needs to Heave, Arab producer: Alaa Alasad, Swedish producer: Helene Granqvist, director: Zain Duraie, country: Jordan.

 

Feature documentaries in post-production phase:

 

-Team One Productions award of USD 2,000 worth of sound design, mixing and editing services presented to Captains of Zaatari, producers: Dina Emam and Aya Dowara, director: Ali El-Arabi, countries: Jordan, Egypt.

-The General Union of Arab Artists award of USD 2,000 presented to Suspended Wives, producer: Karim Aitouna, director: Mariam Addou, country: Morocco.

-Imaginarium award of USD 3,000 presented to Their Algeria, producer: Marie Balducchi, director: Lina Soualem, countries: Algeria, France.

 

Feature fiction films in post-production phase:

 

- Red Star award of USD 3,000 presented to Mica, producer: Lamia Chraibi, director: Ismael Ferroukhi, countries: Morocco, France.

- Team One Productions award of USD 3,000 presented to For the Cause, producers: Hassan Benjelloun and Rachida Saadi, director: Hassan Benjelloun, country: Morocco.

-The Cell Post Production award of USD 10,000 worth of editing services presented to Mica, producer: Lamia Chraibi, director: Ismael Ferroukhi, countries: Morocco, France.

-The Cell Post Production award of USD 10,000 worth of color grading services presented to Mica, producer: Lamia Chraibi, director: Ismael Ferroukhi, countries: Morocco, France.

- El Gouna Film Festival award of USD 5,000 presented to Before It’s Too Late, producer: Mohammed Ali ben Hamra, director: Majdi Lakhdar, country: Tunisia.

- Leyth Production award of USD 12,000 worth of sound mixing services for 15 days presented to State of Agitation, producers: Elie Khalife, Nicolas Khabbaz, and Mahmoud Karak, director: Elie Khalife, country: Lebanon.

-MAD Solutions award of USD 20,000 worth of distribution and marketing to The Women in Block J, producer: Rachida Saadi, director: Mohammed Nadif, country: Morocco.

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