Funded Presentation and Touring Grants for 2015
Presentation and Touring
Applicant: Benjamin Cachia
Reference number: CEPT 01-FN 1321
Project Title: Malta takes London – 3rd Edition
Amount Awarded: €7,800 (full funding)
Four locally-based bands will team up with UK-based Maltese bands and artists to stage an effective representation of what Malta’s music talent has to offer. The project will also include a showcase of traditional Maltese products. This project presents Maltese bands with a unique opportunity to showcase their talent abroad and to perform for an international audience, thus making their way through international markets.
Applicant: Dorian Mallia
Reference number: CEPT 02-FN 1322
Project Title: The Other Door - What’s Wrong, Why Not?
Amount Awarded: €2,518 (full funding)
This performance, which will be held in the Theater Forum Kreuzberg in Berlin, aims to establish alternative possibilities to the conventional socio-cultural construct, some of which are disregarded or condemned by society. Touching on concepts of gender and culture, this performance creates a pseudo-society whereby ambiguity is experienced both personally, from each dancer’s perspective, and in contrast to each other. Through this project, the Moveo Dance Company will be presented with the opportunity to start out international connections and develop its work further.
Applicant: Rebecca Cremona
Reference number: CEPT 03-FN 1323
Project Title: Kukumajsa Productions Ltd. – Simshar – Australia release & tour
Amount Awarded: €8,000 (full funding)
‘Simshar’ - Malta’s first entry for the best foreign language Academy Awards competition - is a feature length film. Based on true events, it tells the story of a Maltese fishing family who gets stranded in the Mediterranean. Their fate intertwines with that of migrants making the crossing from Africa to Europe, with tragic consequences. The Simshar Australia release & tour will involve collaboration with Australian distributor Backlot Studios, PR company Jameson PR, multiple exhibitors and Australian artists. This will help establish a film network between Malta and Australia, as well as spread international distribution of an indigineous Maltese film overseas. Simshar will be screening at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Cinedays Film Festival (Macedonia), Agadir Film Festival (Morocco) and the Euro Toronto Film Fest, amongst others.
Applicant: Glen Calleja
Reference number: CEPT 04-FN 1324
Project Title: Outstaring Truth reading tour in Romania (The FAWWARA cancer poetry project)
Amount Awarded: €3,500 (full funding)
Outstaring Truth is a collection of poetry in English from the FAWWARA cancer project. These works were originally published in Maltese in Glen Calleja’s book ‘kull flgħaxija kif mal-għabex tnin u tmut saħħet il-jum.’ This project is an attempt at documenting direct experiences of cancer in poetic form. The collection is intended to be read as a single manuscript presenting the audience with a journey of sorts where one stands at the end of the world, as it were, looking out into what? Terminal disease includes love, absurdity and desperation, and so does this poetry.
Glen Calleja will be attending a 14-day poetry reading tour around four major Romanian cities, namely Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj and Iasi.
Applicant: Joshua Cassar Gaspar (MaltaFilm Ltd.)
Reference number: CEPT 08-FN 1432
Project Title: Participation and Presentation of Maltese Film Projects: International Film Festival Rotterdam & CineMart Co-Production Market
Amount Awarded: €4,428
Applicant: Sean Pollacco (Weeping Silence)
Reference number: CEPT 05-FN 1428
Project Title: Weeping Silence Tour in Central Europe
Amount Awarded: €1,359
Applicant: Gabriella Giacchino (Musiconnect Ltd.)
Reference number: CEPT 07-FN 1430
Project Title: Quintessence Tour 15/16
Amount Awarded: €7,698
Applicant: Joanne Camilleri
Reference number: CEPT 11-FN 1441
Project Title: Breaking Borders through Music
Amount Awarded: €1,377
Applicant: Mireille Coleiro (Seed Dance Company)
Reference number: CEPT 09-FN 1433
Project Title: Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Amount Awarded: €8,000
Applicant: Colin Attard (Gaulitanus Choir)
Reference number: CEPT 10-FN 1434
Project Title: Gaulitanus Choir Concert-Tour - Reggio-Emilia (Italy) '15
Amount Awarded: €1,138