MALTA FILM WEEK DAY 3: Together for a Sustainable Industry

    The third day of the Malta Film Week, included three panel discussions at the Egmont Hall, Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa, Malta. Panel discussions were mainly attributed with training, education and entrepreneurship.

    The Panel Discussions featured several participants, including Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech, Malta Film Commission Chairperson Beverly Cutajar Malta Enterprise Chief Executive Officer Kurt Farrugia, Malta Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Marthese Portelli, amongst others.

    During these Panel Discussions, different educational pathways were discussed. Through support and collaboration with the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Film Commission, the University of Malta and MCAST are offering a range of courses that prepare students for the Film Industry. Such courses range from Diploma level to Masters’ level.

    Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech said that Education and entrepreneurship incentives are important elements so that the country can offer what the Film Industry requires, both internationally and locally. “As a country, we need to remain more competitive. We need to keep investing in our structure, so that we make sure that our industry remains a sustainable film industry. As Film Commission, we remain focused to create a World Class Film Industry in Malta.

    Malta Enterprise CEO Kurt Farrugia, said that the Government of Malta, through Malta Enterprise, already offers support for new enterprises and projects being held in Malta. “Being such a small country, we have all the requisites to closely work and support each other”. Malta is investing in the film industry and it is offering different funds. As a country, we need to promote further such opportunities for producers and investors.

    Malta Chamber of Commerce CEO Marthese Portelli said that arthese Portelli said that the knowhow, the context, and entrepreneurs mindset are three crucial ingredients in the creative industry. “As a country, we have a lot of talents and we need to think not only locally but globally and The Malta Chamber helps the industry with these objectives.”