Launch of the 11th edition of The Malta Short Film Festival

Following the great success of the festival in such a short time, we are proud to announce the 11th Edition of the Malta Short Film Festival.

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This cultural programme is a platform for local and international filmmakers but also stimulates discussion about media literacy amongst the general public. The festival was the recipient of the Best Cultural Programme of the Malta Television Awards in 2009 after its first broadcast. Since then the festival has gone from strength to strength due to the concept, quality of programme in content and technically, and the constant support of the festival partners. In 2017, the festival has received the EFFE label for the second time, an honour to distinguish excellence in festivals across Europe.


The unique format of the festival will remain that the films will shown, discussed by the resident judges and there will be both local and international public voting. The festival will be screening 28 films from 15 countries. There will be 2 films from Malta in competition and 2 more will be screened out of competition. Genres will vary from fiction, comedy, animation, romantic films, documentary, horror, thriller and fantasy.


The judges will be Prof Rev Saviour Chircop, former Dean of the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta; Mr Charles Stroud, veteran television drama director, Mr Tony Cassar Darien, Artistic Director for the Mediterranean Conference Centre; and Joyce Grech, seasoned cultural journalist and festival producer.


Each programme will be streamed live on while it is being aired on television and will then be uploaded to the festival website the following day.


The festival was conceived by its director, Mr Tony Parnis, whose career as a film and TV director spans over 40 years. He has also been active as judge in film festivals both locally and abroad for many years.


Full profiles available on in The Team Section.


The festival main supporters are Arts Council Malta through the Cultural Partnership Agreement and TVM and is endorsed by Valletta 2018 and EFFE Label.


These are the films in the official selection for the year 2018, in alphabetical order and not according to merit.

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