Added 23 January 2023
In 2022, the film industry in Malta left €85 million in the Maltese economy. This economic effect of the previous year is the largest in the last decade. These positive results were translated from a haul of 24 productions involving feature films, TV series and reality shows coming from America, the UK, Italy, France, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Germany as well as Egypt.
This year, the government’s commitment, together with the Malta Film Commission, will grow to such an extent that the advertising already done by the Commission will be refined through the introduction of Screen Malta. Screen Malta will be another marketing medium that the Malta Film Commission will be marketing when advertising malta in the film world.
These details were announced in a press conference by Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and Film Commissioner Johann Grech.
Minister Clayton Bartolo remarked that the said figures show the potential of the film industry. “Indeed, the film industry was an economic vaccine that strengthened the currency of our country in a period when it was recovering from the effects and challenges brought about by the pandemic,” said Minister Bartolo. He also expressed his satisfaction at the way in which from a seasonal sector today we are paving the way for a film industry that is built on sustainability and new careers.
Film Commissioner Johann Grech went on to say that the Commission’s work is translating into results and will continue to lead to more successes in the conditions and wages of the local crew. “Our plan is working and we know where we want to get to and in the coming days film careers will be here. For the first time in the history of the Malta Film Commission we are investing heavily in education and training for all those who want to be part of this industry as well as continuing to issue those who already work in it,” concluded the Film Commissioner.