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…
28-02-2017

PRODUCTION: Peter Sant wraps Maneland

VALLETTA: Maltese-Australian director Peter Sant, known for arthouse shorts, has finished shooting his debut feature, tentatively titled Maneland, with support from the Malta Film Fund.
13-02-2017

Malta Film Commission Launches Consultation Process

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission plans to implement new legislation regulating the film industry within one year. The legislation particularly affects the film service industry.
06-02-2017

PRODUCTION: Malta Hosts German/Austrian Coproduction

VALLETTA: Austrian director Wolfgang Fischer has wrapped a 33 day shoot in Malta for his sophomore film Styx. A coproduction between Berlin’s Schiwago Film and Amour Fou in Vienna, with…
12-12-2016

Remake of Papillon Wraps Shooting in Malta

VALLETTA: Remake of Papillon directed by Michael Noer and starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek wrapped shooting in Malta.
05-12-2016

Invisible Boy Sequel Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The Invisible Boy 2, a sequel to the Italian 2014 youth fantasy-superhero film, is shooting in Malta, Malta Today reported.
08-11-2016

Five Companies Compete to Renovate Malta Film Studio

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission has invited five companies to present proposals to renovate and operate the film studios in Kalkara.
31-10-2016

Popular British Sitcom Birds of a Feather Shooting in Malta

VALLETTA: Popular British series Birds of a Feather is currently shooting in various locations in Malta as Malta Film Commission aims to establish a more consistent film industry with back-to-back…
19-10-2016

GRANTS: Malta Film Fund Announces 2016 Grants

VALLETTA: Malta Film Commission has released the list of beneficiaries of Malta Film Fund's first call for 2016, which closed in June 2016. A total of 250,000 EUR was made…
11-10-2016

Simshar Distributed in France

VALLETTA: Rebecca Cremona's debut feature Simshar has become the first Maltese film to be distributed in France after its domestic release in 2014. VisioSfeir is the French distributor.
04-10-2016

PRODUCTION: Episodes from Sense8 and Warrior Women Film in Malta

VALLETTA: Malta has played host to two series in recent weeks, with the Wachowski’s high-profile Sense8 and the Smithsonian Channel-backed Warrior Women, serviced by Parker Film & TV Productions, both…
28-09-2016

New Drama by Working Title Set to Shoot in Malta

VALLETTA: Working Title drama about the 1976 Entebbe hijacking of an Air France plane is set to shoot in Malta and the UK. Daniel Brühl, Vincent Cassel and Rosamund Pike…
09-09-2016

BOX OFFICE: Maltese Films Net 2.9% Sales of Local Admissions

VALLETTA: Figures released by the National Statistics Office for 2015 ticket sales show a downward trend for local cinema by 1.3 percentage points in comparison to the previous year. US…
01-09-2016

PRODUCTION: Netflix in Talks to Shoot in Malta

VALLETTA: The film commissioner for Malta, Engelbert Grech, has announced that Netflix is in talks with the Commission to film parts of a series in Malta. Although Grech revealed no…
29-08-2016

Malta Film Commission Launches a Special Edition of Malta Film Fund

VALLETTA: Malta Film Commission has announced a special edition of the Malta Film Fund, with the aim of increasing output in time for Malta’s presidency of the European Union in…
22-08-2016

FESTIVALS: The 4th Triq Cinemoon Festival Ready to Kick Off

VALLETTA: The 4th edition of Triq Cinemoon Festival, an unusual open air festival with the selection based on the audience’s vote, will kick off on 11 August 2016.
10-08-2016

PRODUCTION: Javor Gardev Shooting Icaria in Malta

VALLETTA: Acclaimed Bulgarian director Javor Gardev wrapped shooting on his new feature film Icaria in Malta. The film is a Russian production.
04-08-2016

RAI Television Series Shot in Malta

VALLETTA: Italian TV series Chiedilo al Mare produced for RAI and starring the popular actor Beppe Fiorello has been shot in Malta recently. The premiere is set for February 2017.
02-08-2016

Malta Arts Council Gives Grants to Film Festivals

VALLETTA: Malta Arts Council will allot more than 1 m EUR over the next three years to eleven artistic organisations and festivals including Kinemastic, Malta Short Film Festival and Valletta…
14-07-2016

Malta Seeks Investment in Film Studios

VALLETTA: Speaking at a public event, the Malta Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that the government will be seeking investors for the Malta Film Studios.
24-06-2016