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.
07-04-2020

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…
06-04-2020

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…
01-04-2020

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…
27-03-2020

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.
20-03-2020

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.…
07-02-2020

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.
21-11-2019

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…
21-10-2019

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…
30-09-2019

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…
12-09-2019

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…
06-09-2019

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…
05-09-2019

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…
16-08-2019

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…
06-08-2019

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…
02-08-2019

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…
02-07-2019

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…
24-06-2019

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…
12-06-2019

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.
17-04-2019

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.
02-04-2019