In recent months the Government of Malta has revised the incentive schemes for film productions to benefit up to a maximum of 25% cash rebate.
Malta has welcomed a number of productions, to mention a few “Courier from Paradise” (Russia), “Pirate Pete And The Sea Monster” (Belgium), “Fort Ross” (Russia), “A Matter of Honour” (Russia), “Angels or Demons” (Russia), “The Whale” (UK), “Come un Delfino” (Italy), “Asterix et Obelix 4” (France), “The Seige of Malta” (UK), “Captain Phillips” (US).
In line with its objective to create training opportunities for the needs of the film industry, the Malta Film Commission has been awarded funding as part of the European Social Fund Cohesion Policy to improve employment opportunities and aid the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce in the film services industry.
The Malta Film Fund has also been a successful journey for the local indigenous industry with a substantial increase of audiovisual production works, with diverging styles and themes – these varying from documentaries to animated films.
Last year apart from the workshops, master classes and seminars organized to help cater for the needs of the industry, the Malta Film Commission has successfully hosted the prestigious 25th European Film Academy Award to recognize the achievements in European cinema.