Magazine article Screen International

Arab Cinema Center Readies Third Edition at Malmo

Magazine article Screen International

Arab Cinema Center Readies Third Edition at Malmo

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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. …

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