Vodafone Malta Foundation supports young film producers
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Vodafone Malta Foundation is funding a Secondary Schools National Film Competition organised by the Malta Cine Circle (MCC). The aim of the competition is to encourage more young people to take an interest in cinematography and to develop an interest in film making, whilst promoting awareness of Malta’s national culture and heritage.
“The Vodafone Malta Foundation helps a number of organisations involved in a vast range of social projects. Through this support, the Foundation would like to show its appreciation to the Malta Cine Circle for its efforts to increase creativity amongst our youths. Such competitions generate an increased awareness about important subjects which are not very popular. We hope that through this competition, secondary school students will learn more about the art and skills of cinematography,” said Ms Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation
Local secondary schools are participating in this competition with production entirely scripted and produced by students of the respective schools.
The organizers appointed a panel of judges to review the entries submitted by the students. A presentation ceremony for Best Production, and distribution of awards for Editing, Direction, Cinematography, Use of Sound and Best Acting Performance was held on Thursday 22nd May. All films were shown at the Carlo Diacono GSS Auditorium Zejtun to a numerous audience of heads, teachers, team leaders, students and their relatives.
“In the past issues of the National Film Competitions, we have noticed that most of the entries were produced by young people who have shown a lot of potential. In an attempt to keep this momentum going, we have organised this competition to encourage secondary school students to appreciate cinematography and to become interested in film making. This also leads to students being more innovative when developing ideas and appreciating the value of teamwork to achieve a common goal,” said the Chairman of the Malta Cine Circle Committee, Mr Vincent Lungaro-Mifsud.
Since its inception in 1952, the MCC has organised several national and international competitions. Two major annual competitions are the National Film Competition and the Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival, which is now in its 46th edition.