The “Gozo Film Club” is proud to announce the fourth edition of the Gozo Film Festival this coming summer from the Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of August 2023 A three-day long event promoting local (Gozitan and Maltese) and foreign filmmakers.

The festival will be held on the picturesque bastions of Gozo Citadel, in the heart of the island’s capital with indoor and outdoor events.

The Gozo Film Festival combine quality International short and feature movies with local movie productions, including children sessions and Film Making analysis.

The event is held in conjunction with the Gozo Ministry and Gozo Culture.

The Gozo Film Festival has no awards or prizes ... yet. It's a plan for the future.

Please read attentively the Rules & Terms and apply under right category. Films which do not belong to any of the categories of the Festival will not be accepted.

All entries will be judged according to Overall Production Value, Cinematography, Acting, Story, Script, Originality and Festival Friendliness.
Short documentaries will be considered if in a narrative form.

1. I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2. All shorts must have a runtime of 15 minutes or less (including credits).

3. The very latest deadline for submissions to our 2020 event is the 15th of July. We aim to get back in touch with all submitted filmmakers by the beginning of August to inform them if we are screening their film during the festival.

4. Films in any language other than English MUST have English subtitles.

5. The Gozo International Film Festival accepts secure online screeners through FilmFreeway, Vimeo and YouTube. We do not accept DVD submissions.

6. For the current year Gozo Film Festival has no awards presented or winners.

7. I have the right or authorisation to submit the film to the Gozo Film Festival as my own work or on behalf of the creators, and the production has no litigation or disputes regarding any part of the production, distribution or originality.

8. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

9. I give permission to the Gozo Film Festival to use stills, titles, trailers, short excerpt of the film and any information from the film for promotional purposes, online and in any print media or campaigns connected with the Gozo Film Festival. This includes brochures/programmes, printed media magazines/newspapers and online.

10. I give permission to the Gozo Film Festival to screen the film during the Festival.

By submitting your entry, you confirm that you have read and accepted the above terms and conditions.

Kindly understand that, unfortunately, we are unable to provide individualised feedback to filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • Nicole Cuschieri

    Great festival! Federico is passionate and enthusiastic. I sadly couldn't make it to the festival as I was abroad but the organisation and communication was excellent and I heard great comments!

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank You!

  • Geir Jardar Olsen

    We were very grateful to be selected for this years festival 2020, but sadly the festival ended up being cancelled because of covid-19. It's an understandable decision. May you all be safe and hopefully we'll see each other in a future festival when the world is back to normal. :)

    August 2020
  • Andrea Tiatto

    unfortunately the covid 19 canceled the event of this year. but i hope next event everything will be safe.
    also the organizer is so kind.
    thank you all

    August 2020
  • andrea tiatto

    great experience and nice people

    January 2019
  • Great Festival, enchanting location and great movies! Thanks to the Festival Director Federico Chini and to all the GFF Staff!

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Vincenzo, it has been a pleasure to show your movie.