Filming in malta

Malta can make it happen for your story


Over €1.5M in funds awarded for 19 local productions

Nineteen local productions have been awarded over €1.54 million in funds for productions as part of the Creative Malta scheme administered by the Malta Film Commission.

Launched in December 2022, the Creative Malta scheme was designed to better meet the industry’s needs.

The process has also been made simpler and more producer-friendly with a more straightforward application process that focuses on creativity.

Additionally, the focus is for filmmakers to think globally, supporting more local producers and strengthening local productions further. This is a commitment to elevate Maltese film to a broader stage.

Creative Malta is just one of a number of schemes and initiatives by Government which support local productions and local producers.

The Malta Film Commission has also extended the cash rebate initiative, which can rise up to 50%, to local productions to support their projects further.

To date, the following individuals and companies have been awarded funds through Creative Malta:
Abigail Mallia – Take Two/Storyhouse
Blu Skies – Season 1: The Jenny Wilder Tapes
Scriptwriting – €30,000
Alex Camilleri – Solari Productions
Production – €380,000
Fabrizio Fenech – Anomaly Limited
Unur, Fama, Glorja
Production – €20,000
Hristijan Kostovski – Somnium Es
Beautiful Lie
Festival – €1,300
Hristijan Kostovski – Somnium Es
The Unity
Production – €4,000
Jean-Pierre Debattista – Toontuloon Limited
Best Friends with Fonzu the Rabbit
Development – €34,248
Jean-Pierre Debattista – Toontuloon Limited
The Pincher Slayer
Scriptwriting – €22,000
Joseph Azzopardi – 10th Man Pictures
Production – €190,000
Justin Farrugia – Sharpshoot Media
Kamra 432
Production – €259,610
Justin Farrugia – Sharpshoot Media
The Women of George Cross Island
Festival – €700
Keith Tedesco – Lampa Stampa Ltd
The Home Straight
Production – €94,000
Keith Tedesco – Lampa Stampa Ltd
Scriptwriting – €10,300
Mark Doneo – Mad Movies Productions
The Disappearance of Kelly Sinclair
Scriptwriting – €21,000
Matt Hookings – Camelot Films
The Lost Book of Creation
Scriptwriting – €30,000
Michael Carol Bartolo – Limestone Pictures Limited
Development – €20,000
Oliver Mallia – Pellikola
Mother Dearest
Production – €30,000
Peter Sant – Hereonin
Background Sound
Production – €300,000
Roger Zammit – Pineapple Media Ltd
Lost in a Stream
Development – €25,000
Sebastian Peiter – Urban Canyons
Pirates and Slaves
Production – €70,000


Malta offers one of the strongest and most reputable cash back incentives worldwide


We can easily double-up from Southern France to the Middle-East and everything in between


Our English-speaking crew have worked with the biggest names in the industry and have what it takes to make it happen for your story


The Malta Film Studios offer unique infinite-horizon water tanks, suitable for large scale SFX and underwater shooting


Our historical backlot has been home to numerous colossal sets for large-scale epics such as ‘Gladiator’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Napoleon’


Swept Away (2001)

"The Maltese are trustworthy. Malta is inexpensive and the labour is good. Not only that, the locals are just plain fun. It’s been a case of home away from home here."

Guy Ritchie Swept Away
Guy Ritchie

Single Handed (1953)

"The Mediterranean is as blue as an angel’s eyes, warm, and so clear that you can watch a veiled tropical fish weaving round a thousand feet below the surface."

Jeffery Hunter

The Whale (2013)

"You just can’t find places like this in the UK. It’s difficult to act plausibly in front to a green screen. Malta delivers all these amazing locations that only add to the atmosphere of the film."

Jonas Armstrong

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

"I was pretty sceptical that we were going to find anything even approaching the look we need, until we saw Malta"

Kevin Reynolds

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

"Malta has the finest photographing light of practically anywhere in the world…it’s so sharp and haze free it almost gives the picture a third-dimensional effect"

Otto Heller

Paul Apostle of Christ (2018)

"Malta is the most unique place I have ever shot in"

David Zelon

Napoleon (2023)

“No door is closed. No request is too much. They really have supported us from start to finish.”

Aidan Elliott
Executive Producer

Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher (2022)

“From an aesthetic point of view, Malta really suits me. It suited me back then and I fell in love with the place, and being here a second time is quite unbelievable.”

Russell Crowe

The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023)

“It’s the persistence that pushes us to make films and tell the stories that we love and we’re thrilled to find that same spirit in the crew and everyone here in Malta.”

Bradley J. Fischer

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

“So many incredible films have been shot here. It just shows what a unique, rich history Malta has.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

Foundation (2021)

“The Maltese people and the Film Commission have been absolutely incredible.”

David S. Goyer
Executive Producer

The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023)

“The facilities that have been provided to us have been world class. The tank and its infinity line has proved to be invaluable to us.”

Matt Hirsch
Executive Producer

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

“When you add everything up, Malta was really a perfect place for us to come. The support that we’ve had here has been fantastic.”

Frank Marshall

Napoleon (2023)

“The quality, the depth and the commitment of the local crew here is second to none.”

Aidan Elliott
Executive Producer

The Mercy (2018)

“Malta obviously suited our needs in so many ways, because they have this extraordinary tank, and the word ‘tank’ doesn’t really tell a story as to what it is. It’s a big infinity pool with the sea at the end of it. If you’re shooting on boats, I don’t think you could be in a better environment really.”

Colin Firth

White Squall (1996)

“What we got out of Malta was terrific. It’s very much a studio situation and it’s the best water facility I know of.”

Sir Ridley Scott

Gladiator (2000)

Fort Ricasoli offered us the space, and it was enclosed by these ancient-looking stone walls with arches and some building we eventually did interiors in. We created a kind of Roman backlot.”

Arthur Max
Production Designer

Munich (2005)

“We used a lot of locally based people. We had great crews who were both experienced and enthusiastic.”

Kathleen Kennedy

Queen of the South (2018)

“There is a very supportive film commission and a strong base of film history. You have a great infrastructure of Maltese craftsmen.”

Natalie Chaidez
Executive Producer


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