Call for Short Film Ideas

Film Grain Foundation is calling for short film ideas to form part of an anthology of short films titled “EWROPEJ” focusing on Malta’s relationship with the European Union.

The films with a maximum duration of 5 minutes will be premiered during the 3rd edition of the Valletta Film Festival as part of the Cultural Programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The short films can be either fiction or documentaries and shot in Maltese or English.

Interested individuals are to submit a treatment or a script together with an application available here.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28 February 2017. The call is open to both companies and individuals.

When submitting their proposals, filmmakers are encouraged to consider the following questions:

– How democratic is the EU?
– How did EU membership change Malta?
– How did EU membership effect Maltese identity?
– Do Maltese citizens feel equal/better/worse to their European counterparts?
– What do the Maltese think of the EU after 13 years of membership?
– What do migrants (legal and irregular residing in Malta) think of Malta and the EU?
– What do the Maltese residing in other EU countries think of Malta and the EU?
– How can Malta continue to change as member of the EU?

5 ideas will be picked up and each of the winning submissions will be provided with maximum of €1,500 funding for the production of the film.

The selected projects would have to be delivered by Friday 2 June 2017.

This project is commissioned by Arts Council Malta.

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