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Malaga Film Festival announces the call for applications for MAFF 2022, an event of the festival industry zone that will return to its in-person format

This edition will be held from the 21st to the 25th of March, 2022 and incorporates the new MAFF Women Screen Industry section

Today the Malaga Film Festival has announced the call for applications for MAFF (Malaga Festival Fund & Coproduction Event), an event that forms part of the MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone) Industry area and that in this edition recovers its in-person format thanks to the improvement of the health circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic. MAFF will be held from the 21st to the 25th of March, 2022 as part of the 25th edition of the Malaga Film Festival.

In its desire to continue evolving, and after incorporating in the last edition Portuguese and Spanish projects to its selection and creating the MAFF Social section, in this new call for applications the MAFF Women Screen Industry section has been added, with the objective of achieving equity and transforming culture. This section is the result of a collaboration agreement between the Malaga Film Festival and the Andalusian Association of Women in Audiovisual Media (AAMMA), the Association of Women Filmmakers and in Audiovisual Media (CIMA) and Women in V.O.

MAFF is organised by the Malaga City Council and the Malaga Film Festival, in collaboration with the ICAA (Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts), CAACI (Conference of Ibero-American Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities), IBERMEDIA, FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers) and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs).

Projects can be registered online until the 20th of December, 2021 via the MAFIZ website. The projects selected will be announced at the end of January 2022.

MAFF is conceived as a space for communication that facilitates dialogue between Latin American and European feature film producers, in a co-production and market meeting. It is a scenario that encourages the artistic growth of projects, international coproduction, networking and increases their financing possibilities. MAFF brings together, in an unprecedented way and in a single venue in Malaga, the main international coproduction financing funds that exist at an international level.

MAFF, which in 2022 celebrates its fifth edition, has the following objectives:

• To be the communication and networking platform of reference, where the persons in charge of the funds can meet and learn about projects in their early stage of development.

• To promote innovation of business and production models of new feature films with a potential for international coproduction potential, for their subsequent distribution and marketing by means of different systems and in different markets.

• To provide top level creative, economic and financial advice to generate feasible, high-quality audiovisual projects and thus facilitate their insertion in the global market and contribute to their international presence.

• To include the new players of the audiovisual industry in our platform and create new content that is more meaningful for new audiences, incorporating them in our ever- growing audiovisual activity.

The projects selected for MAFF 2022 will be given a two-month grant to receive training in the creative and production area, and will be eligible for the following prizes:
Bolivia Lab Prize to attend the production lab to be held in July 2022 in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Cinema 226 Prize: advice regarding scripts, financing, casting and teaser editing.
FIDBA Prize to attend its tutorial workshops on production on September 2022.
SANFIC Industry Prize (Santiago International Film Festival), to attend the production lab to be held in August 2022 in Santiago de Chile.
Dok Leipzig Prize to attend its coproduction forum in December 2022.