Sure Start – Film Education


As the film industry in Malta continues to reach new heights, never more than now has film education become more relevant. Following the Film Commissioner’s pledge to invest 500,000 Euros annually into education initiatives, the Film Commission is set to host Malta’s first conference focused on Film-Education on the 27th of June at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Directed at industry professionals, educators, and policymakers the conference will discuss themes related to film education in both the formal education system as well as in informal settings. The conference will also focus on the transition from the education system into the film industry.

The conference will feature a keynote speech delivered by Kathleen Beckman from FACETS; an American nonprofit organization with decades of experience in Film Education initiatives in Chicago. A number of panel discussions will feature representatives from the University of Malta, MCAST, Secondary schools, Agenzija Zghazagh, NGOs, National Skills Council, film festival organisers as well as representatives from the Industry.


Larissa Bonaci – Producer and Actress, Nokkla Productions
Clint Gerald Attard – Education Officer for Media Literacy, Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation
Dr Ian Attard – Senior Lecturer, Coordinator – BA Media BA Journalism, MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts
Jean Pierre Borg – Cultural Development Manager, Malta Film Commission
Prof. Noellie Brockdorff – Dean, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta
Frederick Clarke – Media Literacy Teacher, St Martin’s College
Prof. Gloria Lauri Lucente – Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts; Coordinator, M.A. in Film Studies, University of Malta
Dr Chris Main – Director of East 15 Acting School
Charlie Cauchi – Filmmaker and Multidisciplinary artist
Kathleen Beckman – Director of Youth Programs, FACETS and ICFF
Tiziana Calleja – Coordinator, Time for Movies
Joyce Grech – Chairperson, Malta Film Foundation
James Spiteri Tanti – Head of Sales, Stargate Studios Malta Ltd & Board Member Teatru Salesjan
Miriam Teuma – Chief Executive Officer, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ
Mina Jack Tolu – Gender and Sexuality Consultant on International Productions
Joshua Cassar Gaspar – Film Producer and co-founder of MaltaFilm and Valletta Pictures
Danjel Bugeja – Institute Vocational Coordinator, MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts
Morgan Chetcuti – Stunt Performer, Stunt Coordinator and Action Director
Nicholas Grima – Creative Director, Rupture Studios
Dr Reuben Pace – Education Co-ordinator, Mikiel Anton Vassalli College, National College for the Visual and Multi-disciplinary Arts Education
Matthew Pullicino- Managing Director and VFX Executive Producer, Stargate Studios Malta Ltd.
Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando – Executive Chairman, National Skills Council
Matthew Pullicino – Managing Director and VFX Executive Producer, Stargate Studios Malta Ltd.
Trevor Walton – Co- Founder, Mediterranean Screen Arts Academy
Prof. Alfred J Vella – Rector, University of Malta
Prof. Joachim James Calleja – Principal, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)


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