Reference Number: KTV 06-19-4178
Applicant: Take2 Ltd
Project Title: Triq is-Sebgħa
Allocated funds: €50,000
A drama series made up of seven short films. Each of the films deals with a protagonist (or more) who lives in Triq is-Sebgħa and explores one of the seven deadly sins as a theme. What links all the films, apart from the location and subject matter, is the fact that Take2 will be following the ritual whereby a statue of the Holy Mary is passed on from household to household, week after week. Each time the statue enters a particular home it will follow the story of those characters. Characters from different films will cross each other's paths, so while someone could be a leading protagonist in one story, the same person could become a secondary or background character in the next. The project was created in the context of a writer’s room, whereby writers and aspiring writers got together to create stories, explore themes and develop ideas. Hence, ideas where workshopped thoroughly in a group and although each writer was assigned a particular film, the stories were enriched by the contribution of the group.
Reference Number: KTV 10-19-4189
Project Title: MARA Documentary
Allocated funds: €19,000
A documentary that follows the journey of a cast of all young female artists chasing their dreams in a highly competitive and exhilarating market of art, music and theatre as full time artists in Malta, with opportunities abroad. Their immediate aim is to take their theatrical production MARA to new heights. The cast will be performing at the prestigious King Dome Theatre at the Fringe in Edinburgh and receiving feedback from a foreign audience. MARA documentary intends to contrast these modern artists with events and life experiences that historical women from different walks of life went through in the past. The project will be narrated through the eyes of The New Victorians comprised by Phillippa and Bettina. One to one interviews will be conducted with the cast to give information on how ideas develop from pen to paper to an actual full-fledged theatre production. This documentary aims to lead the public into the lives of full time Maltese artists and their endeavours to reach their aspirations. The programme aims to inspire the younger generation to appreciate the arts as well as participate in it.
Reference Number: KTV 05-19-4169
Applicant: Reciprocal Ltd.
Project Title: Temi
Allocated funds: €30,000
An animated exploration of the life and times of Sir Temi Zammit, fleshing out his landmark contributions to the fields of medicine and archaeology through the medium of 2D-Animation. In this project, Reciprocal Ltd. will be using Sir Temi Zammit as its focus to witness the everyday challenges of life during that period of Maltese History. This was a time of significant turmoil and poverty for the whole of Europe, a time that ultimately culminated with the advent of the great war. Harnessing the evocative nature of the period will help the beneficiary properly contextualise the significance of Zammit's illustrious list of achievements.
Reference Number: KTV 01-19-4147
Applicant: Reel8 Productions Ltd.
Project Title: Ħabrikt
Allocated funds: €18,000
A project that aims to document the lives, efforts, hardships and ambitions of 13 individuals who have worked tirelessly throughout their lives and who now form an integral part of our Maltese culture. Surely enough, Maltese culture has evolved and changed by time. During this evolution, also people have changed. They changed their lifestyle, work, profession and trade, and all of these changes effected our modern culture in both negative and positive ways. Whilst some artists and tradesman are no longer in function, some new trades and artistic modes have developed. These short 15-minute documentaries will be introducing us to a set of individuals having different social backgrounds, talents, perspectives, career paths and lives. The interviewees will be sharing their personal experiences, thus showing how their contribution in society has had them engraved in Maltese culture. The end product will be delivered through audio-visual work, mainly focusing on raw sound effects, creative visuals and an in-depth interview which will be edited to interact with the audience in the best possible way.
Reference Number: KTV 08-19-4187
Applicant: Smash Communications Ltd.
Project Title: Il-Medda tal-Ħoss
Allocated funds: €30,000
A journalistic music programme with a focus on 1 band per episode that will be performing in a cosy studio setting, accompanied by a music journalist host. The documentary will be capturing 13 honest and candid snapshots of 13 bands as they perform a live 30-minute set, placing the audience in the best spot to enjoy the art as it unfolds. Inspired by the M3P database - Malta Media Memory Preservation, a collaborative multimedia online database of Maltese media and associated arts - the programme aims to focus on recording and archiving material being performed live with High Quality Audio and Visual production values. The programme will have high quality filming and audio qualities, capturing every musical and visual nuance with crystal-clear details. The overall presentation will help propel 13 of our local finest underground artists to ultimately perform in other countries, festivals and headliner concerts. The project intends to further develop our local music culture and give exposure to artists.
Reference Number: KTV 12-19-4206
Project Title: ŻfinMalta (working title)
Allocated funds: €25,000
A 40-minute art documentary showing the different facets of ŻfinMalta dance company which is celebrating its 5th year Anniversary. Through this project, ŻfinMalta aims to thrive in the sharing and employment of a wide range of repertoires, ranging from new works created in Malta by both local and international choreographers as well as renowned works from all over the world. The dance company is certainly strong in terms of versatility, whilst maintaining a clear identity with its Euro-Mediterranean roots. Underpinning this vision is the desire to inspire, excite, and most importantly include audiences in the ideas and constant developments evident in the nature of the contemporary arts. The documentary will be covering the different aspects of the national dance company for 6 months, presenting it through visually intriguing images and a narrative from the perspective of the dancers, visiting choreographers and audience members.
Reference Number: KTV 07-19-4183
Applicant: Studioseven Productions Ltd
Project Title MUŻA (Working title)
Allocated funds: €28,000
The inauguration of MUŻA - Malta’s National Community Art Museum - in November 2018 spearheaded the transformation of a traditional museum institution into a community resource. The MUŻA experience is a journey through a tetralogy of 4 chapters which can be experienced both in isolation and in conjunction with one another. The 4 chapters narrate Malta’s historical itineraries through the national collection. The chosen selections and sub sections were meticulously addressed not only by a curatorial team but also by the public who was involved in the concept development from the early stages of the project. MUŻA puts the visitor at the centre and aims to reveal meanings and relationships, thus enhancing understanding. This project will be reflecting and respecting the curatorial process. Its documentary will be split into four 35-minute chapters, each of which narrates Malta’s historical itineraries through the national collection. Each episode will see the host of the documentary, the key expert and a member of the general public experience MUŻA for the first time. By means of this process, the project will be creating better visibility, giving more accessibility and seeking to empower access whilst respecting MUŻA’s 3 distinct values: history, society and identity. Maltese composer Jes Grixti will be producing original compositions for this project. The encounter of the composer with the works of art will also be filmed and used for marketing purposes.