This call for proposals is addressed to film directors, filmmakers and producers with an active interest in short poetry films in general, and in modern Maltese poetry in particular.

Film proposals can be submitted by individuals or by teams. If applying as a team, the proposal should be submitted by an individual representative, but the application should include the signatures of all confirmed members of the team at the time of submission.

An applicant may submit up to two proposals as long as they address two different poems and they contain all the requested information on each proposal.  However, should both proposals be successful, the applicant will be required to select only one of the two for production.

The deadline for submission of applications is on Monday 13th March.

Poetry on Film is a Valletta 2018 project in collaboration with Inizjamed which aims to develop the poetry film sector in Malta through training, the commissioning of short poetry films to be screened at the annual Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, and the export of the commissioned films. The project is central to the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Inizjamed strategy to make poetry more accessible and alive through collaboration and co-creation across different artistic disciplines and media.

To download the Application guidelines, Appendix A and the Application form please click here:

– Application guidelines (English)
– Application guidelines (Malti)
– Appendix A (English and Malti)
– Application form (English and Malti)

For more information, please contact