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Malta Short Film Festival to run its fourth edition in July

Thursday, 14 Jun 2012, 23:42

 

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The Malta Short Film Festival will run its fourth consecutive year screened on TVM from July 3. The producers received 130 films out of which, 41 will be shown during the first 12 programmes culminating in the final award ceremony where the films will be vying for the coveted trophies in various categories, amongst which are Best Editing, Script, Production Design, Animation, Documentary, Sound, Viewers’ Choice and the top trophy Best Picture.

Produced by the newly established Malta Film Foundation, which has been set up by the producers of the festival, Tony Parnis and Joyce Grech, this year’s festival is supported by The Malta Arts Fund and Studioseven. 

Themes of the short films vary from human stories, fantasy, documentaries, animation, comedy and even horror and mystery. Films are either in English or subtitled in English.

The preliminary phase has already been conducted. 

There will be 22 participating countries, out of which 14 are European countries and 8 are non-European, with many countries making it for the first time to the official selection. Malta will be represented with 9 films with a number of new participants.

This year the festival welcomes presenter Frederick Attard who had presented many different types of programmes amongst which, Filghodu Kmieni, Kelmtejn bejn tnejn, Ara Sibtuna (One), and HealthNews (One/Favourite Channel).

The voting process will be held in studio by the judges but also certain awards are voted by the public. Voting is open via SMS to clients of GO and Vodafone. Members of the public must write the name of their favourite film and send the message to the number 50615050. International voters will be able to vote by sending an email with the name of the film to [email protected] or via You Tube.

 

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