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Malta Film Foundation was a producer of eleven editions of Malta Short Film Festival in years: 2008 - 2019.

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.


Its unique format shows Maltese and international films that are discussed by the resident judges. Genres will varies from fiction, comedy, animation, romantic films, documentary, horror, thriller and fantasy.


Each programme is streamed live on while it is being aired on television and 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.




The festival received a support from Arts Council Malta through the Cultural Partnership Agreement (2017-2019) and TVM and was endorsed by Valletta 2018 and EFFE Label.


Since 2020, the festival is produced by Mr Tony Parnis.

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