Applicant: Sharp Shoot Media Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-12-20-4873
Project Title: The Women of George Cross Island
Allocated funds (EUR): 40,000
The project delves into the lives of outstanding women who have contributed to bringing one of humanity's most dreaded chapters to an end - World War II. It seeks to do justice to the strength, perseverance and intelligence shown by key women who have actively changed the course of this war in an 8-part documentary. Through dramatic re-enactments, exclusive interviews, extensive research and the use of rare (and largely unseen) historical footage, photos and other archival material, The Women of George Cross Island will resurface stories of women that have been forgotten in the passing of time. The creative documentary will be told by the very last, remaining survivors of WWII, along with historians and researchers who will lend extra power to historical footage and political events of this period. It will examine more closely the personal lives and wartime work of women.
Applicant: Take 2 Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-07-20-4867
Project Title: Ibgħathieli bil-posta
Allocated funds (EUR): 40,000
This is a creative documentary series spread over 7 episodes which will delve into 7 different moral dilemmas, creating a space for questions, thoughts and philosophical development from the unique perspective of the eclectic Maltese culture we all share. Each episode will explore one morally charged dilemma through the eyes of two persons on diametrically opposed fronts of the argument. Audiences will be ushered into the lives of the protagonists as they go about their day to day business and are invited to expound on their views and biases in relation to the dilemma at hand. They will be invited to anonymously pen a series of letters to one another, engaging in a long-distance debate, thus allowing the beneficiary to document two different ways of being, while demonstrating how thoughts and ideas develop as their interaction progresses. After writing to each other for a full month, the two protagonists will be invited to finally meet and explore their beliefs face to face.
Applicant: Cacti Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-02-20-4862
Project Title: Imqades l-Istorja
Allocated funds (EUR): 39,400
This is a project that analyses different forms of Maltese architecture, ranging from medieval to baroque, classical to modern. Particular attention will be given to the artistic influences that have had an effect on the churches across Malta and Gozo. Which were Malta’s first parishes? What does the churches’ architecture tell us about Malta and its history? Which villages were affected? Why didn’t the bishop have jurisdiction over Valletta? All these questions will be answered by means of a historical analysis. Through this project, the beneficiary will visualise the architectural evolution of Maltese churches.
Applicant: Emotive Media Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-10-20-4870
Project Title: L-Ikel tan-Nanna fl-Awstralja
Allocated funds (EUR): 24,481
The 10-programme series will collect, document and celebrate the intriguing personal stories of at least 20 Maltese-Australian grandmothers while they teach their signature Maltese recipes to their children or grandchildren. Their authentic recipes are the doorway to exploring their roots in Malta and how these recipes are being passed on to the next generations. These engaging stories will be filmed in a real life setting in the intimacy of their kitchen and presented in a storytelling narrative hoping they will inspire the younger generations of Malta-born or Maltese descendants living in Australia, Canada, the USA, the UK and other English-speaking countries. The project aims to raise more awareness on Malta’s intangible cultural heritage.
Applicant: Media.Link Communications
Reference Number: KTV-14-20-4875
Project Title: Għadni Ħaj
Allocated funds (EUR): 9,270
The aim of this project is to broadcast 13 positive stories of people who survived serious accidents. Examples may include a fireworks factory explosion, a drug overdose, traffic accidents, etc. Through various interviews with survivors, witnesses and relatives the beneficiary aims to bring out a positive message during this particular period in time (COVID-19).
Applicant: Reel8 Productions Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-08-20-4868
Project Title: Mill-Chcina ta’ Dari
Allocated funds (EUR): 28,200
This is a project that will be dealing mainly with the cooking, baking and preparing of traditional recipes, which may vary from town to town or village to village. An example may be the Supaj prepared in Senglea, the Qassatat tax-Xagħra prepared in Xagħra, and the Torta tar-ross u qagħra aħmar prepared in Mosta. Some recipes may focus on seasonal products and encourage the use of local produce and traditional dishes. The main focus of this project however is to get to know more, go beyond what's already known to the public and dig deeper into the culinary history of Malta's very own towns and villages. Apart from documenting traditional recipes, this project also aims to document the traditional ways crops were harvested and food was cooked, by looking into the olden procedures up until today's technological advancements that might have taken place during the years. In addition to this, this project also aims to document the history of certain foods. This would be mainly done through interviews with historians and culinary experts.
Applicant: Pro.Motion Ltd.
Reference Number: KTV-01-20-4861
Project Title: Iċ-Ċavetta ta’ Pandora
Allocated funds (EUR): 34,077
Iċ-Ċavetta ta’ Pandora is a high-quality drama fiction made up of 13 episodes (x 30 minutes) based on the popular paranormal television programme Pandora that was transmitted on local television between 2007 and 2011. One of the principal themes of the project includes the investigation of popular ghost stories. These stories include: the ghost of T’Alla w Ommu, the Grey Lady, Katerina – the headless bride in Mdina, the girl in the blue dress, and others. In some of the cases, the filming will take place in the localities where the ghost stories are said to have occurred. Whilst all the scripts will be fictional, the ghost stories will either be famous local ones or experiences that were recounted during the television programme ‘Pandora’.
Applicant: Reciprocal Ltd
Reference Number: KTV-15-20-4876
Project Title: Wied Dalam
Allocated funds (EUR): 24,572
This project takes us far back in time to Prehistory — a period when the Maltese Islands still formed an integral part of the European mainland. Għar Dalam is Malta’s oldest prehistoric site and one of the island’s most important national monuments. Archaeological excavations held in the cave in the 19th century led to the discovery of five main layers. Animal bones of creatures the likes of which have not lived on the Maltese Islands for thousands of years were found in two of those layers. The top layer, referred to as the ‘Cultural Layer’, holds the earliest evidence of human presence in Malta, some 7,400 years ago. Both Wied Dalam and Għar Dalam are of priceless paleontological, archaeological and ecological significance, not only at a local level but also in a global context. By means of this series, the beneficiary aims to cultivate an interest in Malta’s rich past and put a spotlight on a period that is very often overlooked in favour of more recent history. This series will seek to capture interest through content that is both based on well-researched historical facts as well as fun to watch.