The Malta Short Film Festival is now in its eleventh edition. It brings together films of different genres from around the world. But its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is broadcast on TVM, Malta’s national TV station. The films are discussed and adjudicated by a panel of judges. This enables the filmmaker and the viewer to understand the production value of each entry and its ability to communicate with its audience.

The final programme consists of an awards giving ceremony which is filmed in a prestigious hotel setting towards the end of September and well attended by stakeholders in the field.

Festival has a widespread audience, 30,000 +

Trophies in various categories: Best Script, Production Design, Editing, Documentary, Jury Award, Viewers Choice, Online Poll, Best Comedy, Best Picture

Document is on our website and

Films should not exceed 15 minutes in duration. The festival will hold an audience screening and reserve the right to air the selected films on TVM, Malta’s national television public broadcaster. Applicants who wish only to be considered for the cinema screening should clearly indicate this in their application.

Overall Rating
  • Roy Davidson

    Had a great time, lovely venue, everyone was really helpful and met some really nice people. The Awards ceremony was in Maltese but there were headsets with a translator which meant no-one was left out. It was all very well organised, and later there was a great face to face feedback. Would Highly recommend this Festival.

    October 2017