MMBF Rising Star Award (07/2015)

MMBF Rising Star Award (In partnership with MSFF)

The short film festival brings together films of different genres from around the world. Now in its seventh edition, the official selection of films are adjudicated by a panel of judges and discussed during the television festival. The objective of the festival is to instil appreciation amongst the general public for the art of filmmaking, media literacy and a platform for established and emerging talent.

The resident judges are:

  • Prof Saviour Chircop, Dean of Communications and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta
  • Winston Azzopardi, leading Film Production Manager
  • Tony Cassar Darien, Arts’ commentator and Project manager
  • Joyce Grech, Festival Producer and Cultural Journalist

The final programme consists of an awards giving ceremony. All programmes are broadcast on TVM and TVM2 and streamed on

The Malta Short Film Festival won the Best Cultural Programme of the Malta Television Awards 2009 and has been awarded the EFFE label for quality and excellency in festival organisation.

The Malta Short Film Festival is produced by the Malta Film Foundation with the support of the Malta Film Commission, TVM and Radisson Blu Resort.