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Action 1 – Development Support

The vision for the Development Fund is to foster a culture of script writing and proper development of feature films (all genres), high quality international television drama series and creative documentaries, which can eventually be taken to the Market to raise finance, support and move into production. Development support involves two grant schemes: Writers Grant & Development Grant

Writers Grant

This fund is for a Writers’ grant of €5,000 to be utilised towards the development of a script. Projects seeking support under this scheme must have been developed to treatment stage. This grant is to help writers to develop their projects to a stage where it can then be considered for further development funding. Who can apply Applications may be made by an individual or through a Maltese/European Independent Audiovisual Company which satisfies the eligible criteria set out in the guidelines. Applications must be made through the Producer of the project. Level of Funding:

Type of Support Grant    
Writers Grant €5,000 Up to 100%

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To receive more information on the Writers Grant, please contact Ms Susan Ronald: susan.ronald@mfc.com.mt


Development Grant

This fund is for scripts that are at an advanced stage and approaching market-readiness. This grant is intended to help Producers maximise the chance of securing production funding, to finalise the complete development stage and bring the project to the stage where it can be taken into Production. Development grants awarded may amount to not more than 60% of the entire development budget and are intended to stimulate the realisation of projects. The application must indicate the other sources and amounts of finance that have been obtained or are being sought for the project. Who can apply Applications may be made by an individual or through a Maltese/European Independent Audiovisual Company which satisfies the eligible criteria set out in these guidelines. Applications must be made through the Producer of the project. Level of Funding:

Type of Support Grant    
Development Grant €30,000 Up to 60%

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To receive more information on the Development Grant, please contact Ms Susan Ronald: susan.ronald@mfc.com.mt