Malta’s National Book Council Announces Film Adaptation Fund Results

VALLETTA: Malta’s National Book Council (NBC) has awarded its 2021 Film Adaptation Fund to production company Take Two, who will be producing an adaptation of the Maltese novel Castillo written…

Over 70 Projects Submitted for First Malta Film Awards

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission (MFC) has announced that 72 projects have been submitted for consideration for the first edition of the Malta Film Awards, which will take place on…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Luzzu to Represent Malta in Oscar Race

VALLETTA: Alex Camilleri’s debut feature Luzzu has been selected as Malta’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

Submissions Open for First Edition of Malta Film Awards

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission will launch a national event, Malta Film Awards, in February 2022. Submissions opened on 29 September 2021 and the deadline is 9 October 2021.

Spielberg's Amblin Partners Shooting The Last Voyage of the Demeter in Malta

VALLETTA: The Last Voyage of the Demeter directed by André Øvreda and produced by Spielberg/s Amblin Partners, will spend over 18m EUR in Malta. Currently shooting in Malta the film…

Ridley Scott Rumoured to Shoot Napoleon Biopic with Joaquin Phoenix in Malta

VALLETTA: Ridley Scott’s Napoleon biopic entitled Kitbag and starring Joaquin Phoenix is expected to be shot in Malta in early 2022, local media reports. It will be lensed by Polish…

New Maltese Film The Viper’s Pit to Be Domestically Released in August

VALLETTA: The Viper’s Pit by Martin Bonnici, the adaptation of the Maltese National Book Council award-winning novel The Viper's Pit / Is-Sriep Reġgħu Sara Velenużi, will be screened at Eden…

Maltese Film Luzzu Sold For North American Distribution

VALLETTA: Luzzu by Alex Camilleri has been sold by Memento International to Kino Lorber for North American distribution.

Thriller The Wreck Set to Start Shooting in Malta in September

VALLETTA: A shark attack thriller The Wreck by Liam O’Donnell will start filming in Malta in September 2021. The film is set to take advantage of Malta’s cash rebate of…

Maltese Cinemas Registered 78% Drop in Admissions in 2020

VALLETTA: Cinemas in Malta and Gozo registered 165,475 admissions in 2020, representing a drop of 78% compared to 2019, which had seen a total of 748,568 admissions, according to Malta’s…

Malta’s National Book Council Launches Adaptation Fund for 2021

VALLETTA: Malta’s National Book Council has launched a call for applications for its adaptation fund, which seeks to award one project with a maximum of 200,000 EUR to cover development…

Maltese Cinemas Set to Reopen on 7 June 2021

VALLETTA: Cinemas across the Maltese islands are set to reopen on 7 June 2021, following a nearly four-month closure imposed earlier this year as part of a wider spate of…

International Productions Continue To Shoot in Malta Despite Pandemic

VALLETTA: A spate of international productions have been filming in Malta, despite the COVID-19 pandemic which has left other areas of the island’s economy shuttered. They are expected to inject…

Hallmark Film To Catch a Spy Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: To Catch a Spy by Jeff Beesley, the Hallmark film with a budget of 2 m EUR, is currently shooting across various locations in Malta, with plans for a…

Maltese Debut Feature A Vipers’ Pit Ready for Release This Year

VALLETTA: A Vipers’ Pit, a feature film directed, produced and shot by Martin Bonnici, will hit the Maltese cinemas later in 2021. The premiere had been initially set for the…

Malta Opens Film Funding Call for Local Producers

VALLETTA. The Maltese Film Commission and the island’s Ministry of Tourism have opened a call for applications for the Screen Malta film fund scheme, offering development, production and distribution grants…

Cinemas in Malta Forced to Close Due to Rise in Virus Numbers

VALLETTA: Cinemas in Malta have been forced to close until at least 11 April 2021 as part of new restrictions aiming to curb the increase in COVID-19 infection numbers in…

Maltese Film Luzzu Sold to Major Territories

VALLETTA: Luzzu, the low budget Maltese film by Alex Camilleri, has secured distribution in major territories, including the USA, the UK, France, China, Spain, Scandinavia, Portugal, Greece, the former Yugoslavia,…

International Launch of Maltese Drama Luzzu

VALLETTA: The Maltese film Luzzu directed by Alex Camilleri has been launched on the international festival circuit with its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where Jesmark Scicluna, who…

Season Three of TV Series Das Boot Films in Malta

VALLETTA. The third season of the award-winning German TV series Das Boot, produced by Bavaria Fiction for Sky Studios, is currently shooting in Malta. Latina Pictures is handling production services.