Apple TV+ Series Foundation Wraps First Season Shoot in Malta

VALETTA: The adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s award-winning novel, Foundation produced by Apple TV+, has finished shooting in Malta, with the production spending more than 10 m EUR on the island,…

Maltese Fisherman Wins Acting Award in Sundance

VALLETTA: Jesmark Scicluna, a Maltese fisherman who was cast in the lead of the Maltese film Luzzu, won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award in Acting at the Sundance…

BOX OFFICE: Malta’s Largest Cinema Complex Reports 80% Drop in Sales in 2020

VALLETTA: Eden Cinemas, Malta’s largest cinema complex, experienced a drop of 80 percent in sales in 2020, compared to the previous year, according to its Chief Executive Director, Simon De…

Malta’s Luzzu Selected for Sundance

VALLETTA: Luzzu directed by Alex Camilleri will be the first Maltese feature film to be presented in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which will run…

USA's Romancing the Cure Wraps Filming in Malta

VALLETTA: The US film Romancing the Cure directed by Matt Shapira has just wrapped shooting in Malta.

PRODUCTION: Maltese The Viper’s Pit in Postproduction

VALLETTA: The adaptation of the Maltese National Book Council award-winning novel The Viper's Pit / Is-Sriep Reġgħu Sara Velenużi, directed by Martin Bonnici, is in postproduction.

FNE Speaks with New Maltese Arts Association MEIA Film Head Abigail Mallia

VALLETTA: The Malta Entertainment Industry & Arts Association (MEIA), established in June 2020 in response to systemic challenges facing the arts community in Malta, has pledged to take “the indigenous…

British Action Thriller Jet Ski Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The British production Jet Ski directed by James Nunn is close to wrapping its November 2020 shoot in Malta.

Shoot for The Seed in Malta Not Affected by UK Quarantine

VALLETTA. The British horror film The Seed directed by Sam Walker continues to shoot in Malta, with the UK imposition of quarantine not having a negative impact, according to a…

Malta Arts Association Advocates for Arts Vouchers

VALLETTA: The Malta Entertainment and Arts Association (MEIA), recently established to give a voice to the cultural sector on the island, has urged government to grant people 20 EUR vouchers…

Malta Producers' Association Sees Opportunity for Local Film Professionals After UK Imposes Quarantine Restrictions

VALLETTA: The Malta Producers' Association (MPA) has said there should be “increased interest in maximising use of local cast and crews” when film productions shoot on the Mediterranean island as…

UK Quarantine Restrictions Threaten Malta Film Industry Recovery

VALLETTA: Quarantine restrictions imposed by the UK on Malta, France, Spain and other countries across Europe are threatening to derail the recovery of Malta’s film industry, which has just begun…

Malta Film Commission Launches Screen Malta to Fund Local Film Producers

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission (MFC) has announced a funding call for local film producers, under the auspices of the recently launched Screen Malta, administering a total annual budget of…

FESTIVALS: Lack of Public Funding Scuttles Valletta Film Festival 2020

VALLETTA: The 2020 edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), Malta’s first feature-length film festival aiming to showcase high-quality international works to local audiences, has been cancelled this year due…

TV Audiences on the Rise in Malta

VALLETTA: Over 73 percent of Malta’s population watched television during the month of March 2020, according to the island’s Broadcasting Authority. The number represents an increase of nearly 10 percent…

Arts Council Malta Invests Over 1 m EUR in Culture

VALLETTA: The Arts Council Malta (ACM), the Mediterranean island’s national agency overseeing public funding for the creative and cultural sector, has pledged support to 26 non-Governmental organisations – including film…

Malta Sees Almost 750,000 Admissions in 2019

VALLETTA: Cinemas in the Maltese islands, the EU’s smallest member, with a population of 490,000 people, registered a total of 748,568 admissions in 2019, according to statistics released by the…

FESTIVALS: Valletta Film Festival Cancelled

VALLETTA: The COVID-19 crisis and a shortfall in support through public funding have led to the cancellation of the Valletta Film Festival.

Malta Film Commission Responds to Increased Government Support for Film Industry

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission has welcomed the timely response of the Maltese government to concerns about the film industry being overlooked in the nation’s emergency measures, and has set…

Malta's Producers See Positive Results of Lobbying Efforts

VALLETTA: The Malta Producers Association applauded the decision to include the film and TV production industry in the government’s support measures. The MPA had worked on lobbying the government after…