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Malta Film Commission
 – Final 4 Courses and Re-Skilling of workers for Film & Television.

 

The Malta Film Commission is once again preparing for another set of courses related to  the Film & Television industry as a part of the ESF Project 2.186 ‘Re-skilling of workers for the Local Film Industry’.

These courses will seek to train the local workforce in Malta on the use of physical skills for use within the industry – including Carpentry, Set Decoration and more.

The following are the courses that are being organised with the help of the Commission, and that are available to be applied for;

  • Wooden Set Design – Carpentry

This 50-hour course is focused on training up those who wish to be trained in working with Wooden Set –  this course would best benefit those with some previous training in Carpentry. Working in the construction department.

  • Perfecting Plastering Skills – Plastering

This 50-hour course will seek to train those who wish to improve and develop their plastering skills, with a focus on working within roles for Film and TV production

  • Set Decoration

A 50-hour course that will introduce  people to  the Props department, buying,  and other roles related to the set design of a production. A 50-hour course that will cover the methods used in the process of Set Decoration, including; buying of props, materials and of general Set Decoration techniques.

  • Physical Special Effects 

A 50-hour course which will cover the overall subject of Physical Special Effects and they’re use within the Film and Television industry. This will include; Fire, Rain, Pyrotechnics and Cast/ Crew safety – amongst other things.

These courses are scheduled for summer 2015.

Anyone interested in applying, or for more information, please contact

Alan Cassar on 21809135 or email: alan.c.cassar@mfc.com.mt


 

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The Malta Film Commission is announcing a second call for various trainee crew roles to work on “20,000 Reasons”. The selected candidates will be provided with a supportive environment with mentoring support by industry professionals. This initiative is part of the European Social Fund Project ESF 2.186 “Re-skilling of workers for the local Film Industry. The roles being sought include:

Boom Operator
DIT
Gaffer
Location Manager
Production Assistant (Office)
Sound Recordist
Stage Hand ⁄ Floor Runner (Location)

Note: click on Film Crew Trainee title to access eligibility requirements, interview criteria, role/duties and availability requirements.Requests for further information or clarifications can be sent to jean-pierre.borg@mfc.com.mt or delivered to the Malta Film Commission at the following address: Malta Film Commission, St. Rocco Street, Kalkara, KKR 9062

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ESF Project 2.186 ‘Re-skilling of workers for the Local Film Industry’

Film London Microwave International Malta

FILM CREW TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME

As part of the European Social Fund Project ESF2.186 “Re-skilling of workers for the Local Film Industry” the Malta Film Commission is offering a traineeship programme under the Film London Microwave International Malta, which will offer FILM CREW TRAINEES a hands-on training and production experience on a FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION.

The objective of this programme is to help individuals prepare for a career in the Film Industry by being part of the production team selected under the FILM LONDON MICROWAVE INTERNATIONAL MALTA that will produce a feature film titled: “20,000 REASONS”. Production will take place throughout 2015 with final delivery date being 15th November 2015.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake their traineeship between May and November 2015 (dates may vary depending on traineeship position). A traineeship allowance equivalent to €4.16[1] per hour will be offered for time dedicated to the project.

It is important to note that this programme is a training programme, not a funding programme. As a trainee the selected applicant will be expected to enter into a contract with the Malta Film Commission and work with the production team producing the Feature Film. The production team will be provided with a supportive environment with mentoring support by industry professionals. The successful applicant is required to adhere to a rigourous schedule of deliverables and complete weekly/monthly task sheets.

Applicants will be asked about their motivation to undertake this training programme, what they expect to get and if they have any future plans to undertake further studies. During the interview applicants may be asked to present past work or portfolios, where applicable.

FILM CREW TRAINEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE (NOTE: These positions are only open to applicants who successfully completed the courses funded under ESF2.186 “Re-Skilling of Workers for the Local Film Industry”)

Production Coordinator
Production Assistant (Office)
Stage Hand / Floor Runner
Key Grip
Props and Scenery Assistant
Standby Props
Wardrobe Supervisor / Costume Designer
Wardrobe Assistant
Gaffer
Lighting Technician
First Camera Assistant
Second Camera Assistant
BTS Videographer
Sound Recordist
Boom Operator
Location Manager
Medic – First Aid

FILM CREW TRAINEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE (OPEN CALL):

Line Producer
First AD
Second AD
Script Supervisor
Set Decorator / Production Designer
Hair & Makeup Artist
Second Hair & Makeup Artist
Electrician
DIT
Stills Photographer
Unit Publicist

Note: click on Film Crew Trainee title to access eligibility requirements, interview criteria, role/duties and availability requirements.

Requests for further information or clarifications can be sent to jean-pierre.borg@mfc.com.mt or delivered to the Malta Film Commission at the following address: Malta Film Commission, St. Rocco Street, Kalkara, KKR 9062

Film London Microwave International: Malta is an international iteration of the successful Film London Microwave production scheme. Malta Film Commission commissioned Film London to deliver the scheme in Malta. This project has been made possible through funds awarded to ESF2.186 “Re-skilling of Workers for the local Film Industry” 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.


Rate for 17 years €3.99 and under 17 years €3.92 in accordance with https://dier.gov.mt/en/Employment-Conditions/Wages/Pages/National-Minimum-Wage.aspx

Cast Call

CASTING CALL

Auditions for a number of roles as listed below will be held on the 12th & 13th May at M Space in Msida. Interested applicants should send a profile photo and CV to 20kreasons@gmail.com

Filming will take place between the 13th of July and the 13th August so applicants must be available for a number of days during that period. Applications will be received until noon Wednesday 13th May.

For Character Profile, please click HERE
For more information, please contact Masquerade Casting on 21246619

“20,000 Reasons” is a Maltese feature film supported by the Malta Film Commission and Film London under the Film London Microwave International Malta as part of the European Social Fund Project ESF2.186 “Re-skilling of workers for the Local Film Industry”.   


European Social Funding Courses

The Malta Film Commission has been awarded €500,000 as part of the European Social Fund Cohesion Policy Operational Programme II 2007-2013, aimed at improving employment opportunities in the EU and aid to develop a skilled and adaptable workforce. Training certified programmes were initiated by the Film Commission encouraging individuals of all ages to further their studies, as well as to develop their skills in order to increase their opportunities for employment in the film servicing industry. These courses have been spread over a number of months and focused on specific skill areas such as training in film-set construction, wardrobe and prop management, location management and scouting, camera and lighting techniques, sound and special effects, to mention a few. For a full list of courses, please see link below.

European Social Fund Training Courses

Ana Maria Quintana Masterclass – June 2014
The Malta Film Commission in collaboration with Bank of Valletta in June 2014 hosted Hollywood mentor and renowned script supervisor Ana Maria Quintana, who gave a workshop and a Master class on Script Supervision to local film professionals and aspiring filmmakers.  The objective of this initiative led by the Malta Film Commission is to continue strengthening and empowering the local film industry.

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Movie Magic workshop held at the Malta Film Commission – Nov 2014

movie2The Malta Film Commission in collaboration with the National Film & Television School, UK has just organised a 3-day Movie Magic Workshop bringing together a class of film professionals. The course has been led by Ms Gina Marsh, a freelancer UK Line Producer in TV drama and feature films with a background of factual drama and documentary who has more than twenty years’ experience in production. Gina is a member of the Advisory Panel and a regular tutor at NFTS.

The course focused primarily on Budgeting which is used by production managers, producers and accountants working in the industry. Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling are the leading entertainment industry software development and management programmes in common use worldwide. The training session has been initiated as part of the Malta Film Commission’s vision to continuing investing in the industry and higher our professional standards through training.

The Movie Magic training course was supported by NFTS, Bank of Valletta and the Malta Tourism Authority.

 

Film Commission launches feature film training & professional mentoring programme as part of the Film London Microwave International – Dec 2014

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For the first time the Malta Film Commission is launching a programme to provide feature film training and professional mentoring for filmmakers. Part of Film London Microwave International, the culmination of the scheme will be the challenge of producing a micro-budget feature film. As with the successful Microwave scheme in the UK, which has produced award-winning films with emerging talent, the structure of the scheme provides the teams with a supportive environment from script to screen.

Film London Microwave International: Malta is designed for teams comprising of a writer, director, producer and DOP with a feature film in development at least to first draft script stage. Selected teams will be required to attend a mandatory intensive training programme called Microschool, taking place in the first week of February. The school combines seminars and masterclasses, focusing on specific topics alongside designated project development. Each team will work closely with experienced development and production mentors to develop the project and the team. Based on the training central to Film London Microwave, the agency’s Microschool International has been successfully delivered outside the UK in Croatia, Georgia and Sweden.

This programme  is open to filmmakers who are a Maltese citizen or hold a permanent residence status in Malta. There is no admission fee to this programme. Filmmakers interested in participating in this intense feature film training and mentorship programme are requested to download relevant guidelines and application form which can be found on the Malta Film Commission website www.maltafilmcommision.com NEW deadline for applications is noon, Monday, 19th January 2015. For further information please send email to info@maltafilmcommission.com

This project has been made possible through funds awarded 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.

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Film London Microwave International MALTA Application

Film London Microwave International MALTA Guidelines