release date September 21 2016
Films Vying for the 6th Malmo Arab Film Festival Awards Are Revealed
The Malmö Arab Film Festival revealed the list of films vying for the awards of its 6th edition (September 30 - October 5, 2016) with eight films in the Feature Competition, eight documentaries in the Documentary Competition, and 12 films in the Short Film Competition. Nawara by Hala Khalil was selected as the opening film of the Feature Competition and Hepta: The Last Lecture by Hadi El Bagoury was chosen to close the same competition.

The Malmö Arab Film Festival is dedicated to screening films from across the Arab world for the different communities, about 175 different nationalities, living in Sweden. The festival will welcome thousands of cinema-goers from Malmö and the region as well as famous actors, directors, producers and film professionals to enjoy the year's greatest films from the Arab world.

Films screening in theFeature Competition

Nawara (Opening Film) | Director: Hala Khalil|Egypt
3000 Nights | Director: Mai Masri|Palestine
Borders of Heaven| Director: Farés Naanaa|Tunisia
Going to Heaven| Director: Saeed Salmeen| United Arab Emirates
Small Pleasures | Director: Mohamed Chrif Tribek| Morocco
The Curve| Director: Rifqi Assaf| Jordan
The Well| Director: Lotfi Bouchouchi| Algeria
Hepta: The Last Lecture (Closing Film)| Director: Hadi El Bagoury| Egypt

Films screening in the Documentary Competition

Abna Yaso| Director: Muzamil Nezamaldeen| Sudan
Aisha| Director: Asma Bseiso| Jordan
Escapees to Ganges| Director: Tahseen Muhaisen| Palestine
Kumar| Director: Eman Al Amri| Qatar
Six and Zero| Director: Walid Messnaoui| Morocco
Skin| Director: Afraa Batous| Syria
The Maze| Director: Faisal ALotaibi| Saudi Arabia
The Past Will Return| Director: Dina Hamza | Egypt

Films screening in the Short Film Competition

Aya Goes To the Beach| Director: Maryam Touzani| Morocco
Besieged Bread| Director: Soudade Kaadan| Syria
Dry Hot Summers | Director: Sherif Elbendary| Egypt
Fairuz | Director: Shady El-Hamus| UK
Grand Ecart| Director: Tracy Karam| Lebanon
Kingdom of Garbage| Director: Yasser Kareem| Iraq
Kousayla| Director: Tahar Houchi| Algeria
Lydia| Director: Anita Lewton-Moukkes| France
My Heart On Video| Director: Basher Abo-Alkasim Basher| Libya
The Notebook | Director: Amna Al-Binali| Qatar
There Will Be Light| Director: Salman Yousif| Bahrain
Under the Hat| Director: Amal Al-Agroobi| Qatar, United Arab Emirates