Egypt named MAFF's guest of honor
Friday، 14 September 2018 - 02:19 PM
The Egyptian cinema was named the guest of honor of the 8th edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), which runs from October 5 to 9 in Sweden, the festival's director Mohamed Qabalawi announced.
In a statement released on Thursday 13/09/2018, Qabalawi said that details of the festival will be revealed in a press conference to be held today at the headquarters of the Swedish embassy in Cairo, in the presence of a galaxy of Egyptian movie stars and media figures, as well as Arab and European ambassadors and cultural attaches.
The festival's opening and closing films will be named during the press conference, Qabalawi added.
For his part, Swedish Ambassador in Cairo Jan Thesleff said he was happy for hosting the press conference on the MAFF, the highest-profile event to be organized outside the Arab world.
On his part, Head of Egyptian Cinema Syndicate Mossad Fouda welcomed the MAFF decision to pick Egypt as the guest of honor of the festival.