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Gouna Film Festival among Egyptian contributors to post production funds during Malmo Arab Film Festival

The Malmo Arab Film Festival and MAFF Market Forum fund prize list of 2020 will offer a total sum of over $140,000 to Arab projects in development and post-production

Ahram Online , Monday 5 Oct 2020
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During the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), several post production funds will be distributed to the winning films. Among the Egyptian bodies contributing to the funds are Al-Gouna Film Festival and MAD Solutions company.

The initiative will be held as a sidebar to the festival's 10th edition (8-13 October) with MAFF Market Forum funds totaling over USD 140.000, given to Arab projects in development and post-production.

  • USD 5,000 presented by Al-Gouna Film Festival to one winning film – Egypt
  • Sound mixing service for 15 days presented by Leyth Production to two winning films, each award equivalent to USD 13,000 – Tunis
  • Three Master Digital Cinema Packages presented to three winning films presented by The Cell Post Production each equivalent to USD 5,000 – Egypt
  • USD 5,800 and a marketing package equivalent to USD 17,700 presented by MAD Solutions to one winning film – Egypt
  • Editing service presented by New Black Creative Service equivalent to USD 5,000 to one winning film – Egypt
  • Color grading service presented by New Black Creative Service equivalent to USD 5,000 to one winning film – Egypt
  • Editing service presented by Mosaic-TV equivalent to USD 10,000 to one winning film – Belgium
  • Sound mixing service presented by Mosaic-TV equivalent to USD 10,000 to one winning film – Belgium
  • Color grading service presented by Mosaic-TV equivalent to USD 10,000 to one winning film – Belgium
  • USD 3,000 presented by First Poly Production to sponsor the post-production platform – Morocco

According to the MAFF's website, "the Post Production Platform is established with the intention of supporting and encouraging Arab filmmakers to professionalise the finalization of their film productions and promote it at an international film forum."

"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 8 new feature films (narrative and documentary) that are in the final stages of the editing process or available for distribution. A panel of select industry experts and a jury provides immediate individual feedback."

The Malmo Arab Film Festival is the biggest film festival dedicated to Arab cinema in the Scandinavian region, and one of the largest events of this kind outside the Arab world.

The festival's 10th edition will feature over 75 features, short films, and documentaries by Arab artists or focusing on the Middle East.

This year’s Malmo Arab Film Festival will showcase ten films by Egyptian directors or  producers.

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