This year’s Malmo Arab Festival in Sweden will screen more than 100 Arab films in a bid to facilitate cross-cultural exchange, it is set to run from September 2-8.
Directed by Mohammed Keblawi, the festival will showcase films from countries around the region including Palestine, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
The festival will also honor a number of Arab actors and industry experts for their contributions to the world of Arab cinema, television and theatre. Egyptian actress Lebleba and Palestinian actor Mohamed Bakri are both set to be awarded for their role in developing the arts, reported Egyptian news outlet Al-Bawaba this week.
The event will feature a number of workshops under the theme “Feminism in Arab cinema” which will see 10 female filmmakers from Sweden and Egypt participating in seminars, lectures and networking events.