Follows launches at Berlin and Cannes.

A new international platform for Arab cinema, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), will is to host its third outing with the fifth Malmo Arab Film Festival (Oct 2-6) in Sweden.

Organised by Egypt’s MAD Solutions, the ACC has partnered with 10 organizations and companies involved with Arab films distribution, production, support, and promotion.

These include Image Nation Abu Dhabi (UAE), The Imaginarium Films (Jordan), Seat 26 (Lebanon), The Producers (Egypt, UAE), X-Rated (Egypt), Crystal Dog (Egypt/UAE), Middle West Films (Egypt), Friends (Egypt), Screen Institute Beirut (Lebanon), and MAD Solutions (Egypt, UAE).

Alaa Karkouti, CEO and founding partner of MAD Solutions, said: “The Malmo Arab Film Festival is the first and largest Arab film festival in Europe, and the festival’s film market not only liaises commercial releases for Arab films in European markets, but also opens channels for communication with industry professionals at the Scandinavian community.”

Besides the ACC, MAD will screen five films to which the company served as distributor marketing partner within the festival’s diverse sections;

  • Sukkar Mor by Hany Khalifa
  • Warda by Hadi El Bagoury,
  • The Deam of Shahrazad by Francois Verster,
  • The Chase by Ahmad Al Fishawy
  • The Council by Yahia Al Abdallah
  • As One by Tricia Regan.

ACC operates as an international promotional platform for Arab cinema that provides Arab filmmakers with a window to connect with filmmakers all over the world through organizing a number of networking opportunities with representatives of companies and institutions specialized in co-production, international distribution and regional sales agents among others.

ACC debuted at the 65th Berlinale promoting 11 film industry institutions, companies and organizations.At Cannes, this number grew to 18.