“Streams, Une Seconde Vie and Chitana” win awards at Malmö Arab Film Festival

The feature-length fiction films Streams by Mehdi Hmili and “Une Seconde Vie” by Anis Lassoued and the short film “Chitana” by Amel Guellaty, were awarded prizes at the 12th Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF).

The awards for this 2022 edition, organised on May 4-9, were unveiled on Sunday evening at the Royal Cinema in the Swedish city of Malmö.

Streams won the best director award for Mehdi Hmili.

Une Seconde Vie won the prize for best script, awarded to Anis Lassoued and Chema Ben Chaabane.

Streams, a co-production between Tunisia, Luxembourg and France, and Une Seconde Vie, a Tunisian co-production, were in the feature film competition.

Chitana by Amel Guellaty, a co-production between Tunisia, Qatar and Norway, was in the short film competition. The prize is worth 10,000 Swedish kronor.

Several Tunisian films, including six in the official competition, were in the line-up for this 2022 edition of MAFF.

The official competition of this edition included 56 films, from 14 Arab countries and co-produced with 10 Western countries.

MAFF also hosted 21 projects representing 19 countries, selected at the MAFF Industry Days (MID) which are organised each year in parallel with the festival.

Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) is the leading and largest film festival dedicated to Arab cinema outside the Arab world.

The festival has been held annually since 2011, and has developed into one of the most important platforms for Arab cinema in Europe.

The festival was founded by the festival’s general manager and creative director Mouhamad Keblawi. It started as a grassroots initiative and has since undergone a tremendous development, and is now one of the largest film festivals in southern Sweden.

Source: Tap News Agency