Malta Film Fund launched with €300,000 budget and new schemes
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The Malta Film Commission has announced the new Malta Film Fund, which this year has an increased budget, as well as new schemes introduced to take the film industry to the next level.
This year the Film Fund will go up to €300,000 for the first time since its inception The Film Commission said that new and established filmmakers can apply for development support which includes a Writers’ Grant and Development Grants.
The Film Fund also offers help to producers with three schemes including New Talent, Short Film and Production Grants.
In order to take the industry to the next level, the Film Commission said it is introducing new schemes to support marketing and distribution. “These will help local film makers to raise their international profile and to advance and foster a wider international distribution of Maltese Films.”
The Fund will now include a Film Distribution Marketing Grant and an International Film Festival Fees Grant. Relevant guidelines can be found and downloaded from the Malta Film Commission website
A new online application system with E-forms has also been introduced. All applications are to be submitted, by 12 noon on Friday, the 30th of June 2017.
Film Commissioner Engelbert Grech said that the changes were done following discussion sessions with key industry experts and local film makers. “We are working hand in hand with local film makers to help them face the challenges of the industry.”
Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that this is another step forward, taking the indigenous film industry to the next level. “The Film Fund is part of our strategy to create a strong and sustainable film industry.”
The Malta Film Fund is administered by the Malta Film Commission under the auspices of the Ministry for Tourism.