The Saudi Film Commission plans to attract foreign productions

11 May 2022, Sweden

The Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) kicked off on 4 May 2022, unspooling its 12th edition after two years of pandemic-related interruptions. The festival aims to create a platform and a meeting place for Arab cinema in Malmö, Sweden and all over Europe.

The novelty this year was the guest of honour: the newly created Saudi Film Commission. Founded in 2020 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Saudi Film Commission is gaining momentum after the lifting of the 35-year ban on cinema in the country.