The Malta Film Commission has been awarded €500,000 as part of the European Social Fund Cohesion Policy Operational Programme II 2007-2013, which aims to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and aid to develop a skilled and adaptable workforce.
The Malta Film Commission will be initiating a certified training programme encouraging individuals of all ages to further their studies, as well as develop their skills in order to increase their opportunities for employment in the film servicing industry.
Film Commissioner Peter Busuttil referred to the ESF funding approval, pointing out that this allocation will be invested towards accredited courses in the filming production sector for those interested in starting a career in this industry or in improving their expertise in the field. The commission aims to increase the number of persons adequately skilled in the filming industry with the potential to increase innovation opportunities in this sector.
The training programme consists of compulsory modules, which aim to provide a solid foundation for participants when working in the filming industry. These include an introduction to film production processes, terminology, safety and environmental consciousness. Participants will select a training course from the optional courses based on their interest and skills. Depending on the course of their choice participants will become qualified in the module chosen at NQF/MQF Level 1. A list of envisaged courses has been designed in accordance with the skills supply required by the filming industry. In this respect, the courses that will be offered will deal with the following themes:
· Module 1 – Compulsory Courses which will include: Introduction to the Film & Television Industries; First Aid; Green Champions
· Module 2 – Optional - Administrative Courses which will include: Wardrobe Management for the Film and Television Industries; Location Management/Location Scouting; Film Administration/Production Skills for the Film and Television Industries; Props Procurement; Props and Scenary Assistant for the Film and Television Industries.
· Module 3 – Optional – Technical Courses which will include: Grips for the Audiovisual Industries; Introduction to the Camera Department; Sound technician Assistant for the Film and Television Industries (Production); Lighting for the Film and Television Industries.
· Module 4 – Optional – Construction Department Courses which will include: Stage Hands for the Film and Television Industries; Film Set Painter for the Film and Television Industries; Wood Set Design for the Film and Television Industries; Physical Special Effects; Model Making, Sculpting and Welding for the Film and Television Industries; Set Decorator for the Film and Television Industries; Perfecting Plastering Skills for the Film and Television Industries. Accordingly, in with the above, the Malta Film Commission (MFC) hereby notifies that an invitation for tender has been issued in conjunction with the European Social Fund (2007 – 2013) and with the support of the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC), for the provision of specialist support from eligible, qualified and accredited institutions to provide training services (including the provision of venues and materials) related to the film servicing industry in Malta.
Interested parties are to collect the relevant tender document form from the Department of Contracts. Tenders can be downloaded directly from the Department of Contracts www.contracts.gov.mt. A fee is attached to each tender. The tenders must be submitted in English and deposited in the Department’s tender box before 9th April for Modules 1,3 and 4 and before 2nd April for Module 2. They must be submitted: either by recorded delivery (official postal/courier service) or hand delivered to:
Department of Contracts, Notre Dame Ravelin, Floriana, FRN 1600, Malta.
Note: The tenders are available on the Department of Contracts website they have also been linked directly to the MFC website which can be found at the following link: http://mfc.com.mt/page.asp?n=tenders