MALTA YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

Malta Youth Film Festival it's an event is organised by the Malta Film Foundation and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and it has been supported by Arts Council Malta through the Cultural Partnership Agreement (2017-2019), the Malta Film Commission and the office of the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.

The festival encourages individuals or groups of young film makers aged between 16 and 30 to express themselves through film and complements efforts by academic institutions in film and media studies.

 

The deadline of every year's edition is set for April/May where during an Award Ceremony the winners are announced.

 

The judges are well-versed in film but also in youth studies. The awards are intended to recognise technical excellence but also the ability to communicate and keep an audience engaged. The winner of the festival has a chance to win EUR 500 and an experience to travel to Norway to participate in the Nordic Young Film Festival (NUFF).

 

Films are also a subject of Public Vote that is announced on Malta Film Foundation website. 

 
MYFF 2021

Check on the latest info about upcoming 4th edition of Malta Youth Film Festival:

MYFF 2020

Judges of the 3rd edition were:

The 3rd Malta Youth Film Festival saw its edition during the year of Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the restrictions announced by the government the 2020 Award Ceremony took place online via a social media platform.

These were 15 films taking part in the competition:

  • The Night Walker

  • Paranoia

  • Ommi, mejta

  • Birthday

  • Genesis

  • The Postman

  • Tan nanna Helu Manna

  • Marlons Diner

  • Never meant to hurt you

  • J Jump Teddy

  • Id dell li nibża minnu

  • Orrajt

  • ANON

  • Room 23

  • Life

Susan Ronald

Funds Manager
Malta Film Commission

Shirley Spiteri Mintoff

Director
Motion Blur

Simon Schembri

Manager

Community and Outreach Youth Work Services

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ

The winners were announced in an online Award Ceremony held on the 3rd of June:

Winner of MYFF

Jeremy Vella, the winner of the Best Picture with his film "Orrajt" had a chance to participate also in the workshop organised by NUFF festival in Norway.

 
MYFF 2019

Jury of the second edition of the Festival reviewed 14 film competing for the Awards including the financial one and a possibility to attent a workshop in Norway.

  • Meet Me - Maria Gauci

  • Fuzzhoneys

  • The Cement Truck Procession

  • Don't Open that Door

  • Notes

  • Delizzju

  • Hal Fejn

  • Mis Conduct

  • Mument Misruq

  • One Last Time

  • Mument Misruq

  • One Last Time

  • Amoeba

  • Track 7

  • Punchline

  • Ellipse

Judges of the 2nd edition were:

Susan Ronald

Funds Manager
Malta Film Commission

James Moffett
Audio-Visual & Graphic Design Coordinator
University of Malta

Simon Schembri

Manager

Community and Outreach Youth Work Services

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ

The winners were announced during the final awards ceremony which took place on Friday, 31st May at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Joseph High Road, St. Venera

Shaun Vella, the winner of the Best Picture with his film "Mument Misruq" in talk with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ about his experience with MYFF.

 
MYFF 2018

There were 17 entries for the first edition. The event was under the auspices of the Parliamentary Secretary Dr Clifton Grima, responsible for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations. Distinguished guests also included Dr Francis Fabri, Permanent Secretary for Education and Employment, Dr Beverly Cutajar, Chairperson of the Malta Film Commission, Matthew Pullicino, Director Stargate Studios Malta and The Bigger Picture and Ms Miriam Teuma, Chief Executive Officer at Agenzija Zghazagh.

  • Glass

  • Hacked

  • Life Crisis

  • Magic Mouse

  • Solar Power

  • Interrogation

  • In the Interim

  • Tifkiriet ta' Tfuliti

  • The Dairy Incident

  • A Distant Noise in Time

  • Cry Havoc

  • Stride

  • Plotless Island

  • Relazzjoni

  • The Fortune Teller

  • Sunday

  • The Man on the Moon

Judges of the 1st edition were:

Susan Ronald

Funds Manager
Malta Film Commission

Chris Zarb
Filmmaker

Simon Schembri

Manager

Community and Outreach Youth Work Services

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ

Bruce Micallef Eynaud won the Best Picture Award, Best Script and Audience Awareness Awards at the first edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival for his film "Sunday".

 
 
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