The Malta Film Commission has announced the nominations for the first-ever edition of the Malta Film Awards, live from the Malta Film Studios. The awards will celebrate some of the best and brightest in Malta’s film scene, with each category revealed live on Malta’s national broadcaster Television Malta and the official pages of the Malta Film Awards, Television Malta and VisitMalta on Wednesday 15th December.
Through a live broadcast event, local personalities Andrea Cassar and Xandru Grech announced the nominees in 18 categories. The categories for the Malta Film Awards are: Best Film; Best TV Series; Best Documentary; Best Short Film; Best Director; Best Actor in a Leading Role; Best Actress in a Leading Role; Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Cinematography; Best Screenplay; Best Post-Production; Best Musical Score; Best Costume Design; Best Production Design; Best Hair & MakeupDesign; Best Classic Film; Best Classic TV Series.
A panel of selected local and international professionals in the film and television industry served as the jury for the Malta Film Awards for these 18 categories.
During the same event, the Malta Film Commission also announced the launch of the Best Maltese Film Location Award. This award aims to shine a spotlight on the many beautiful Maltese film locations which have been forever immortalised on film and television. For this nationwide competition, local councils are invited to submit up to two locations which have featured in a film or television series.
The Malta Film Awards will be held on the 29th of January 2022 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta. The show will be televised and streamed live on Television Malta along with other international partners.