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.

FNE Market Analysis 2019: MALTA

Malta experienced a busy year in 2019, with several international shoots on the island and benefiting from its generous 40 per cent cash rebate in expenses. Moreover, strides were made…

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.…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…