FNE Malta Focus 2023: Malta Film Commission Signs Memorandum of Understanding with British Film Commission

    Johann Grech at Mediterrane Film Festival Johann Grech at Mediterrane Film Festival credit: Malta Film Commission

    VALLETTA: British Film Commission and Malta Film Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aiming at enhancing the collaboration between the UK and Malta screen industries, as well as facilitating film and high-end TV productions between both territories.

    The UK and the Malta screen industries are both first class destinations for film and high-end TV (HETV) production. Major film and HETV productions filmed across both countries include: Napoleon (Apple TV+, 2023), Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal, 2022), 7 Days in Entebbe (Eone/Participant Media/Focus Features, 2018), Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century, 2017) and Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-19).

    “This Memorandum of Understanding represents the ongoing commitment to film that crosses geographical borders. As the Malta film industry continues to grow, we are delighted to be strengthening our ties with the UK, a key partner in the global film industry. This collaboration signifies our shared dedication to creating diverse, impactful content and a seamless production experience. We are proud of the significant projects we’ve hosted thus far, and we are eagerly anticipating what this reinforced collaboration will bring. Today, as we celebrate the connection of our industries at the inaugural Mediterrane Film Festival, we reaffirm our commitment to nurturing a fertile and film-friendly environment. We are not just facilitating productions, we are shaping the future of global storytelling”, said Johann Grech, Malta Film Commissioner.

    The Memorandum was signed on 28 June 2023 during the inaugural Mediterrane Film Festival, in which British Film Commission Chief Executive Adrian Wootton OBE serves as chair of the Festival’s international jury, and participates in industry panels on the subjects of social sustainability and industry skills.

    Click HERE for the press release.