FESTIVALS: Valletta Film Festival to Expand Small Nations Concept

VALLETTA: The Valletta Film Festival, which launched a Cinema of Small Nations Competition for feature and short films this year, has plans to expand its Valletta Film Forum from the…

FESTIVALS: Oleg and Shelter Among the Clouds Win Valletta Film Festival

VALLETTA: Latvia’s Oleg by Juris Kursietis and Albania’s A Shelter Among the Clouds by Robert Budina were awarded the Best Fiction Feature Award ex-aequo at the first edition of the…

FESTIVALS: CEE Films Dominate Valletta Film Fest Competition

VALLETTA: Central and East European films comprise half of the 12-film line-up in the international feature film competition of the Valletta Film Festival, which opens on 14 June 2019 in…

Maltese/Australian Coproduction Made in Malta Sets Cinema Release

VALLETTA: The Maltese/Australian coproduction Made in Malta will have its Maltese cinema release on 8 May 2019.

Limestone Cowboy Sets Release Date in Malta

VALLETTA: Abigail Mallia’s debut feature Limestone Cowboy will have its national premiere in Malta on 13 April 2019 and it will be theatrically released on 20 April 2019.

Malta Announces Increased Incentives and New Soundstage

VALLETTA: Malta will raise film incentives to a maximum of 40% and the government will invest almost 2 m EUR in a soundstage of 5000m² at the Ricasoli film studios.

Maltese Director Peter Sant Makes His Debut with Of Time and Sea

VALLETTA: Of Time and the Sea / Bahar Zmien is a film about stasis and slow change. The debut feature by Peter Sant was produced with the support of the…

Valletta Film Festival Launches New Film Lab

VALLETTA: Film Grain Foundation, the private foundation behind the Valletta Film Festival, is launching the Valletta Film Lab, a training and development platform open to filmmakers from Malta and small…

Independent Series Inspired by Public Transportation in Malta Launched Online

VALLETTA: Independent filmmaker Maxime Durand, who is half-British and half-French and lives in Malta, is currently working on a series of funny short films inspired by the Malta public transportation…

Bollywood Film Starring Salman Khan Uses Malta Locations

VALLETTA: The Bollywood film Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, which wrapped shooting on 2 March 2019, used Malta as location last year. The film is the directorial debut…

Maltese, Bulgarian and Polish Films Nominated for National Film Awards UK 2019

VALLETTA: The Maltese film director Winston Azzopardi has been nominated with The Boat for the best director award at the UK National Film Awards 2019, while the Bulgarian film Revolution…

FESTIVALS: Valletta Film Festival 2019 Announces Small Nations Competition

VALLETTA: The Valletta Film Festival is launching a competition selection for productions originating from 34 small nations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa at its next edition, which will…

Film Grain Foundation Launches Valletta Film Lab

VALLETTA: Film Grain Foundation is launching Valletta Film Lab, a training and development platform open to filmmakers from Malta and other European small nations.

Johann Grech Appointed New Malta Film Commissioner

VALLETTA: Johann Grech has been named as the incoming Malta Film Commissioner. He replaces Engelbert Grech.

GRANTS: Malta Film Fund Announces Grants and a New Call for Funding

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission will give 162,500 EUR in grants for the special production call of the Malta Film Fund, which closed in October 2016.

Children Make Films for Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018

VALLETTA: Film-oriented project Tafxnaf involving 4,059 children is currently underway as part of the run-up to the tenure of Valletta as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Malta Film Commission Targets India

VALLETTA: Malta Film Commission is targeting India and set its efforts on attracting Indian productions to Malta and Gozo in 2017.

PRODUCTION: Limestone Cowboy Extends Reach with Crowdfunding

VALLETTA: Abigail Mallia’s Limestone Cowboy is set to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar (produced by Kukumajsa Productions Ltd) and be the next film from Malta to gain…

ITV to Shoot New Game Show in Malta

VALLETTA: Malta Film Commission has confirmed that UK broadcaster ITV will shoot all the water games of its new show Cannonball at Malta Film Studios in Kalkara.

MALTA: Country Report

Malta saw a somewhat quieter year in 2016, albeit still managing to attract a few names and productions of note, and making significant steps towards the establishment of film as…