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MIFF celebrates France and Iran

 MIFF board has selected to spot the light on two of the leading cinema production countries in the world.  The section named EU Dialogue will focus the attention every year on a different country of European cinema. For the first edition MIFF selected France. The section will count 10 films. Some of the films admitted to this section are: The box office animated hit “Azur et Asmar” directed by Michel Ocelot, “Indigenes” directed by Rachid Bouchareb which represents France in the Osca...

MED-SCREEN partners with MIFF

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 The Malta International Film Festival is honored to announce the agreement for partnership with a program of Euromed Audiovisual II. This program named Med-Screen will be supporting the section of the festival dedicated to Arab cinema (Arabesk). Within the framework of the Euromed Audiovisual Program of the European Union, the Med-Screen project aims to enhance the visibility of the films originating from 8 Arab countries, and to increase their chances to be commercialized in the partners coun...

MIFF announces the first films selected to participate in the competition

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 Since the opening of MIFF call for entries the festival office based in Paris has received over then 120 films and application forms.  The festival director, Hisham Abdel Khalek, announces the first of the 20 films admitted in the main section of the official competition. The films are: The Israeli film “Sweet Mud” directed by Dror Shaul which is repsented in Sundance Film Festival as well as Berlin International Film Festival, the second-biggest pic at the box office and Israel'...

Marco Müller tributes for life achievement during MIFF

 Representatives forms MIFF are still working in the Berlinale discussing agreements. One of the latest news which has been revealed concerns the tribute prize to Marco Müller. The festival director Hisham Abdel Khalek has met Mr Müller to decide the details of his participation to the Malta International Film Festival.  Marco Müller will be rewarded for his career as a producer and film festival director and one of his films will be screened in the section dedicated to tributes. Marco...

MIFF launches during 57th Berlinale

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The MIFF board held a press conference in Hotel Berlin, Berlin on the 12th of February during the 57th Berlinale to announce the details of the 1st Malta International Film Festival. Hisham Abdel Khalek “Festival founder and director”, Charles Frendo “Financial Director”, Gianluca Matarrese “Press and Media Director”, Olivier Delesse “Film Market Director”, Patricia Falzon “PR Director”, Jean Claude Legrand “International Coordination Director”, Anthony Cardona “Communi...

Tony&Guy official sponsor of MIFF

MIFF director has signed an agreement with Gordon Mayo, chairman and C.E.O. of Tony&Guy Malta. With this deal Tony&Guy Hairdressing will guarantee a service of hairstyling to the festival crew members, the guests and the prestigious participants, providing its hairstylists for the whole duration of the event. Tony&Guy Hairdressing is an international company which was founded in London over forty years ago by Tony and Guy Mascolo, two Italian brothers. The pair was later joined...

Charles & Ron official sponsor of MIFF

MIFF Director Hisham Abdel Khalek has signed an agreement for sponsorship with Ron van Maarschalkerweerd, representative and founder of the Maltese fashion label Charles & Ron. The designers will provide women’s clothing to the crew members, guests and celebrities for the whole duration of the Malta International Film Festival. Charles and Ron started working together in 1992, when Ron left his native Holland and moved to Malta. They have established themselves as Malta's leading fas...

MIFF director visits Malta for final agreements

The Malta International Film Festival director, Hisham Abdel Khalek, has visited Malta from the 9th till the 16th of December to meet the MIFF local team and discuss about the festival final arrangements. He also met representatives form the Maltese governmental department involved in the festival. The director and the Maltese team spent this time selecting festival venues, signing contracts with local sponsors and spotting the locations and the facilities which will host the MIFF events. Th...

Maltese producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante joins the MIFF international jury

The international successful Malta-born producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante accepts to join the MIFF jury. He will be the only member representing Malta in the festival international jury. MALCOLM SCERRI-FERRANTE has been working in the film and TV industry since his teens and he is credited in well over 50 productions. His Production Manager credits include ‘Munich’, 'The Count of Monte Cristo ', ' Astérix and Obélix - Mission: Cléopatra ', 'Eragon' and smaller budget films and TV shows...

The fourth official author of the James Bond 007 novels, Raymond Benson, joins the MIFF international jury

Raymond Benson, popular American composer, computer game designer, stage director and above all official writer of 007 novels accepts to join the MIFF international jury. Between 1996 and 2002, Raymond was commissioned by the James Bond literary copyright holders to take over writing the 007 novels. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels (including ZERO MINUS TEN, NEVER DREAM OF DYING, THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO), three film novelizations, and three short stories...

MIFF announces the first three members of the international jury

Director Hisham Abdel Khalek, has announced today, the big names in the premiere selection of the official “international jury” for the Malta International Film Festival, which will be taking place on the week of 15th -23rd of September. The jury members includes: the accalimed Iranian director Mrs. Tahmineh Milani, the leading Syrian actress and UN ambassador Mrs. Mouna Wasef and the director of FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou) Mr. Baba Hama. This Festiv...

Ramses Marzouk Pharaoh of the camera holds his exhibition at the MIFF

Dr. Ramses Marzouk is one of the most popular Egyptian cinematographers. The Malta International Film Festival will organize an exhibition collecting a selection of photos from his most successful films. The exhibition counts more then 100 images, it will follow and document the history of Egyptian cinema throughout Marzouk’s work from black and white till his most recent features. Ramses Marzouk has worked as the director of photography in more than 50 feature films and many other short...

Cooperation between Euromedcafe and Malta International Film Festival

The Web site www.euromedcafe.org, an initiative of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, announced the signature of a cooperation agreement with the newly created Malta International Film Festival, which will be held between 15 to 23 September 2007. Euromedcafé will host a special screening as one of the official festival sections events. 10 films supported by the project will be screened in a special section called “Short Night” the 17th of September 2007. The new winners of the ...

MIFF presents the design of its prize

The Malta International Film Festival has accomplished the design of the prize which will be delivered as recognition to the winners in all sections of the competition. The prize has been conceived and created by the partner sponsor Enile Solution, the Egyptian advertising company in charge of MIFF publications design. The prize design highlights the Maltese cross, known to be one of the national symbols of the country. The cross is already present in the MIFF logo and poster always create...

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Abdel Khalek Hisham
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For the first time Malta will celebrate International Cinema in a huge international film festival under the name of “Malta International Film Festival” from the 15th till 23rd September 2007. The event is organized by – Association pour l'échange culturel entre l'Europe et l'Orient (AECEO) an association based in Paris with the cooperation of AraMage Artistic Production, a leading international production company and AJR Events a leading event management company in Malta with the support of the Maltese Ministry of tourism and culture. The festival board has approached a number of international celebrities to participate in the first round as guests, tributes and jury members. Also a number of international cinema organizations and companies have been approached to participate in this event. The festival will have more than five different sections with an international competition for long feature films. An international film market will be held during the festival with participation of more than 50 international companies and organizations than and the festival will held more than ten different activities. The festival aims to promote Malta as a desirable film shooting location and to open a dialogue between cinema professionals all over the world.

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