Press Release: Applications are out for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2017 organised by the NBC

The National Book Council would like to announce that the application period for the Malta Literary Short-film Contest is open.

This is a contest open to film-making teams making 15-20 minute short films in Maltese based on a published Maltese short story. To apply, the team must submit a script along with a Project Plan which includes a breakdown of the budget.

The chosen proposal will receive €20,000 in funding from the National Book Council (NBC), which include all expenses of logistics, electricity and lights. NBC will also allocate a €1000 grant to the author of the original short story as compensation for the use of his story.

The winner of the contest is decided by an adjudication board composed of judges appointed by the NBC. Throughout the production period, the team must be in contact with NBC to ensure that the project is developing according to the proposal and in line with the application criteria and rules.

Applications must be addressed to Joe Debattista by March 30th 2017 on joe.debattista@gov.mt or National Book Council, Central Public Library, Prof. J. Mangion Street, Floriana, FRN 1800, Malta.

For more information regarding regulations, criteria and application forms visit the NBC website on: https://ktieb.org.mt/?page_id=1068


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