Malta Film Fund

Film FundThe objective of the Malta Film Fund is to nurture and back the development and production of Maltese films and scripts (i.e. Feature Films, Short Films (production only), Creative Documentaries, and High Quality International TV Series), which in turn contributes towards building an Indigenous Film Industry. The fund offers three funding strands, one for development (Writers’ Grant and Development Grant) and one for production (Short Film Production for New Talent, Short Film Production, Production) and a third one for distribution, with a total budget allocation of €300,000. We welcome applications for film and script projects in all genres (including animation) from both new and established film-makers that aim to promote Maltese storytelling, Maltese stories and Maltese cinema and by doing so improve the structure and ultimately create a self-sustained Maltese film industry. An independent evaluation panel of highly esteemed professionals including foreign experts from the film industry are brought together to assess and review applications and to administer awards. As administrators of the Malta Film Fund and other schemes, The Malta Film Commission are working towards an alignment and coordination of various film support measures that will help support Maltese film making talent.

Malta Film Fund 2017 Schedule 

Types of Support Maximum Grant Percentage of Project Cost
Writers’ Grant  €5,000 Up to 100%
Development Grant  €30,000 Up to 80%
Short Film Production – New Talent Grant €2,500 Up to 100%
Short Film Production Grant €20,000 Up to 100%
Production Grant  €120,000 Up to 50%
Film Distribution Marketing Grant €10,000 50% match-funding
International Film Festival Fees Grant €300 (Short Films)
€500 (Feature Films and
50% match-funding


Time Frames

Call for Applications 22nd April 2017
Deadline for Applications 30th June 2017 (12 Noon)
Evaluation Period July/August/September 2017
Announcement/Notification of Awards September/October2017
Signing of Contracts January 2018


Guidelines for the 2017 Edition of the Malta Film Fund

General Guidlines

2017 Malta Film Fund Guidelines  

Action 1 – Writers Grant

Action 1 – Development Grant

Action 2 – Production Grant

Action 3 – Distribution Grant