Malta Film Festival is an international 𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗕 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 film festival

The additional screening session would be held online in April 29th, 2023.

Award Winners
Best Student Film - Your Country Needs You
Best Foreign Horror - ofuda
Best Screenplay - Gloomy Sunday
Best Narrative - 2nd Date
Best Animated Film - Cloud Boy: An Autistic Journey
Best Non Dialog Film - On / Off
Best Romance Short - Predestination
Best Actor - Shellfish
Best Cinematography - A VOYAGE AGAINST TIME
Best Director - Crazy Cat Lady
Best Series - Diana Web Series Episodes 1 & 2
Best Historical Film - Epic Warrior Women - Season 2
Best Horror Feature - FINDING OPHELIA
Best Comedy Feature - Follow the Dead
Best Music Video - Joseph the Spouse "Messiah Moon"
Best Producer - joyful
Best Fantasy Film - Mara: The Seal Wife
Best Psychological Film - Side Effect
Best Song - Songs By Ruth I Love You
Best Adventure Film - The Cove
Jury Award - The Gratitude House AKA The Winner
Best Editing - The Makeover of Ashton Croyd
Best Biographical Film - The Voice of Thaïs
Best Cast - Trust Frank - 33 min
Best Action Film - WIPE-MAN
Best Story - The Light Touch
Best Foreign Film - Blue
Best Foreign Director - Three Days to See
Best Documentary – Success Formula
Best Experimental Film - 1:1
Best Feature Film – Black Mud
Best Short Film - "CATSTREAM"

The Malta Film Festival is an international 𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗕 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 film festival that has been operating for 4 years.
Malta Film Festival highlights a selection of the best films in Europe, USA, Asia and the rest of the world.
Our main mission is to create a bridge between East and West part of the world bring more diversity in to the Mediterranean countries and promote Mediterranean cinema to international audience. To make unfamiliar part of the world, familiar let them know the beauty of different cultures and build friendship through films but as well help create universal peace through arts and cultural heritage The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public and aims to promote and support independent and Industry filmmaking.

With over 25 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for more than one project.
An industry professional jury from Europe, USA and Canada will decide on the winners of each category after the final entry deadline.
A selection of the jury's favorite films will be screened at our annual event. Entrants of chosen screening films will be notified prior to the event.

Awards & Prizes

Best Film
Best Short Film
Best Producer
Best Narrative Feature
Best Foreign Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Music Video
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

Women in Film at Malta Film Festival.
If you're hungry for more women's stories, you'll be delighted by the female-led films on offer.
See documentaries about influencers and cultural icons, and feature films with strong, interesting female characters from all walks of life.

Focus on Human Rights
Once more, Malta Film Festival engages audiences and inspires discussion about social justice and human rights issues with a program brimming with diverse human stories.

Malta Film Festival presents a diverse range of talks with guest filmmakers and industry experts.

Beyond Cinema
Explore the new worlds emerging beyond cinema, where the bleeding edge of screen culture intersects with new technologies, techniques and artistic approaches.

Classified Films
The following films have been classified by the Malta Classification Board, or deemed by the festival as appropriate for a younger audience.


Award Winners
The culmination of the Malta Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. Individuals from the worldwide film community select films to receive a range of awards.

Participants agree that clips from their film and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program,
Festival website and for any promotional purposes which Festival deems appropriate.

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker.
Festival will not take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.

The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmakers.

By submitting your film, Malta Film Festival will have the rights to screen the selected and awarded films on Malta Film Festival platforms and the platforms of its business partners.

Rules are subject to change at any time with or without prior notice.

• Content – dramatic, documentary or experimental.
• Films can be any subgenre of vampire cinema, drama or documentary.
• Running time 59 to 300 minutes.

• Content – dramatic, documentary or experimental.
• Films can be any subgenre of vampire cinema, drama or documentary.
• Running time to be under 59 minutes.

Mobisodes (Shot on Smartphone)
• Content – dramatic, documentary or experimental.
• Films can be any subgenre of vampire cinema, drama or documentary.
• Running time between 30 seconds and 15 minutes.

Malta Film Festival as an international 𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗕 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 film festival reserves the rights to screen the awarded films on its own portals and on the websites of partner film festivals, with subsequent additional awarding of works to the filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • Prospectors the Forgiven was selected but did not win. It's an epic western that is now on amazon. Check out the official website for more info. This movie has won many awards across the world.

    December 2022
  • Von Kochar

    Thank you Malta International Film Festival for selecting Italian for Travelers for your current edition.
    it is an honor to be a part of your important event and thank you again for acknowledging our work.

    April 2022
  • Delighted with the Malta Film Festival and we came away with 'Best Cinematography' which is a very humbling and we are full of gratitude to the festival for honoring A VOYAGE AGAINST TIME in this way! Thank You

    April 2022
  • Jonathan Fisher

    Thanks a million for selecting our short doc "In a Whole New Way." We are proud to be among those so honored by this cool festival!

    April 2022
  • We are very happy that the festival was chosen to take place in a country we would like to visit. It is my dream to visit one day. Thank you very much!

    April 2022