Malta Short Film Festival


Years running: 14 (since 2009)

Malta Short Film Festival

International TV short film festival.


The Malta Short Film Festival will once again be held between July and September in conjunction with PBS Ltd, which manages TVM, Malta’s national television station.  The Malta Film Foundation will be the entity responsible for the production of the festival. Each film that passes to the official selection will be shown in its entirety on television and online, and discussed by a panel of judges. Trophies will be awarded to various filmmakers during the final event ceremony.


Each year the committee decides which categories to award, depending on the type and quality of submissions received. The following are the categories:

  • Best script
  • Best animation
  • Best comedy
  • Best documentary
  • Best cinematography
  • Best use of sound
  • Best local young director
  • Foreign jury award
  • Most original concept
  • Best editing
  • Best director


  • Films should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
  • The festival is open to all short films including animation, fiction, war, drama, thriller and documentaries. All genres of film are considered. ;
  • Submissions can also include films which have already participated in other festivals, however this will not be mentioned when the film is screened or streamed. Filmmakers who have participated previously in the festival can participate with new projects, but cannot submit the same film twice. 

Signed entry forms should be submitted via email to A minimum of 6 stills should accompany each submission. It is also possible to submit a film via online-platforms.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers




San Gwann

Official Website



Malta Film Foundation,
PO Box 26,  SGN03, San Gwann, 
San Gwann, Malta

Phone: 003569-942-5594


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 01, 2022
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    June 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    24 July — 25 September 2022
Categories & Fees

The festival is open to all short films including animation, drama, thriller and documentaries. The maximum duration of the films is 15 minutes including the credits. There is no minimum duration.

  • Deadline — $17

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