Published on Thursday 29 December 2016

As part of the Government's strategy to aid and foster the local film industry and as part of Malta’s internationalisation strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, the Malta Film Commission (MFC) together with Arts Council Malta (ACM) is launching a match funding grant programme for Film Distribution. This funding programme will be administered by the Malta Film Commission.

The objective of this grant is to aid local film makers to distribute completed Maltese feature films. Distribution support is essential to raise the international profile and to advance and foster a wider international distribution of Maltese Films.

The Malta Film Commission is receiving applications for the following eligible qualifying productions aimed for local and international distribution:

Feature Films (fiction or animation) of a total duration of minimum 80 minutes that are already in receipt of Malta Film Fund production funding.

This grant is designed to assist local film makers who intend to self-distribute and/or seek sales agents or distributors to distribute and reach out to international audiences with their feature film. The match funding grant shall not exceed 50% of the total projected costs, up to a maximum contribution of €10,000.


Call for applications

29th December 2016

Deadline for applications

16th January 2017 (12 noon)


January-February 2017

Notification of results/ Signing of contract

February 2017


Please click below links for relevant Guidelines, Application Form and Annexes:

Film Distribution Grants Programme Guidelines 2016

Film Distribution Grants Programme Application Form 2016

Annexe Form 1 State Aid Declaration Form

Annexe Form 2 Financial Details Form

Annexe Form 3 Chain of Title Declaration