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.

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…

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…

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…

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.