Film Distribution

Film Distribution Grants Programme

As part of the Government’s strategy that aids and fosters the local film industry and as part of Malta’s internationalisation strategy for the cultural and creative sectors; the Malta Film Commission (MFC) together with Arts Council Malta (ACM) is launching a match funding grant programme for Film Distribution. This funding programme will be administered by the Malta Film Commission.

The objective of this grant will be to aid local film makers to distribute completed Maltese feature films. Distribution support is essential to raise the international profile and to advance and foster a wider international distribution of Maltese Films.

We welcome applications for the following eligible qualifying productions aimed for local and international distribution:

  • Feature Films (fiction or animation) of a total duration of minimum 80 minutes that are already in receipt of Malta Film Fund production funding.

Applications must be made by the producer and through an Independent Audiovisual registered company that has audiovisual production as its main purpose in Malta/Europe, having at least one director or a major shareholder of the company who is a Maltese/European citizen. In the case of more than one producer, the application must be represented by one company. The producers participating in the co-production must reach an agreement on this point and include a joint declaration in the application.

This grant is designed to assist local film makers who intend to self-distribute and/or seek sales agents or distributors to distribute and reach out to international audiences with their feature film. The match funding grant shall not exceed 50% of the total projected costs, up to a maximum contribution of €10,000. The Fund Administrator reserves the right to grant a recipient a smaller amount of funding than applied for; subject to the number of projects recommended for support and the quality of the applications received in terms of the distribution strategy, prospects for the film and the budget provided. Eligibility and compliance with award criteria alone does not guarantee receipt of funding if demand for funding exceeds available resources or if the proposed projects do not reach the required level in terms of the fund criteria. The Fund Administrator is not required to make any minimum number of awards.


Call for applications

29th December 2016

Deadline for applications

16th January 2017 (12 noon)


January-February 2017

Notification of results/ Signing of contract

February 2017


Please click below links for relevant Guidelines, Application Form and Annexes:

Film Distribution Grants Programme Guidelines 2016
Film Distribution Grants Programme Application Form 2016
Annexe Form 1 State Aid Declaration Form
Annexe Form 2 Financial Details Form
Annexe Form 3 Chain of Title Declaration