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…

Malta Producers Call for Inclusion in Support Measures for Critically Hit Sectors

VALLETTA: The Malta Producers Association (MPA) calls on the Tourism Minister and the Prime Minister to include the film and television industry in the support measures for sectors critically hit…

Maltese Media Companies Call for Government Support to Cover Employee Salaries

VALLETTA: Maltese companies from media, advertising, marketing and PR have asked the government to support them by covering 50% of their employees' salaries for April and May 2020.

FNE Market Analysis 2019: MALTA

Malta experienced a busy year in 2019, with several international shoots on the island and benefiting from its generous 40 per cent cash rebate in expenses. Moreover, strides were made…

New York DCR Finance Corp To Spend 454 m EUR on Film Production in Malta

VALLETTA: The New York film finance company DCR has teamed up with Italian producers and studios for an estimated 454 m EUR spend on TV and film production in Malta.…

Interview with Simon Sansone, President of Malta Producers Association: Impact of 40% Cash Rebate

FNE spoke with Simon Sansone, President of the Malta Producers Association and line-producer, about the latest developments in the Maltese film industry and what still needs to be done.

Italian Netflix Production Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The Italian Netflix Production The Incredible Story Of Rose Island is currently shooting in Malta at the water tank facilities from Malta Film Studios. The film is co-written by…

The Obscure Life of the Duke of Corsica Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The British adventure/comedy/drama The Obscure Life of the Duke of Corsica, written and directed by Daniel Graham and starring Timothy Spall and Peter Stormare, is currently shooting on locations…

Domestic Release of Maltese Psychological Thriller The Weeping House of Qala

VALLETTA: Marc Doneo’s psychological thriller The Weeping House of Qala will be released in Malta on 20 September 2019. The film, co-directed together with Keith Albert Tedesco, was supported by…

Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell to Star in Maltese Film Just Noise

VALLETTA: Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell are set to star in the Maltese film Just Noise / Storbju by Italian director Davide Ferrario. This is the first local feature film…

John Collee's Masterclass on Television and Film Scriptwriting in Malta

VALLETTA: Scottish scriptwriter John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet) will hold a masterclass on television and film scriptwriting at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta…

Malta Launches Film Adaptation Fund

VALLETTA: The National Book Council of Malta has launched the first call for applications for the NBC Film Adaptation Fund, which addresses all stages of development and production of one…

PRODUCTION: Maltese-Led Coproduction Carmen Reveals Local Potential

VALLETTA: Maltese/Canadian coproduction Carmen directed by Valerie Buhagiar has just wrapped shooting in Malta. Produced by Falkun Films and supported by the Malta Film Fund, the film is one of…

Malta Sees First Edition of Summer Cinema

VALLETTA: The first edition of Summer Cinema, a film caravan around Malta and Gozo organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will start on 2 August 2019. Five classic films including…