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26-29 JUNE 2023


VALLETTA, Malta — The Mediterrane Film Festival announced the detailed convention programme
for its inaugural edition, promising an exceptional and diverse selection of discussions,
masterclasses, and media events. The four-day programme commencing Monday 26 June,
showcases a line-up of industry experts and a broad range of topics – such as independent cinema,
state broadcasters, film financing models, digital technology in film as well as works standards and

Festival attendees will be treated to masterclasses focusing on various aspects of film production
and technical crafts covering pre-production, production and post-production departments. In
addition, there will also be media opportunities during the festival week.


Monday 26 June:

Conference: 2030 Strategy
• The Mediterranean Studio Landscape
• Arthouse and Independent Cinema in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities Amidst
Blockbusters and Streaming Platforms
• National Broadcasting Stations and Remaining Relevant for Audiences in the Age of
Streaming Platforms

• Production Design for Film & TV
• Costume Design
• Hair & Make-Up Design

Tuesday 27 June:

Conference: Sure Start: Film Education
• Location, Location, Location
• Film Financing Models (US/UK vs EU & Creative Europe Financiers)
• Public Financing Models (Co-Financing, Co-Production & The Incentive Landscape)

• Raising Money for Film
• The Creative Design Process
• Light & Camera Equipment Provision across the Mediterranean

Wednesday 28 June:

Conference: The Skills Debate
• Trends in AI & Digital Technology
• Data Economy, Entrepreneurship & Marketing in the Film & TV Industry

• Directing for Film
• VFX in Post-Production
• Colouring in Post-Production
• Casting Direction

Thursday 29 June:
• Championing Sustainable Measures – Best Practices
• Industry Work Standards (Gender & Inclusion in Film / Setiquette / Diversity)

Roundtable Events:
• Acting & Talent, Writing, Producer Mentoring

• The Role of DIT
• Virtual Production
• Producing for Film & Television
• Film Scoring
• Acting & Auditioning for Film & TV


Adrian WoottonBritish Film Commissioner
Kevin TrehyEVP, Physical Production,
Warner Brothers UK
Mark CostaSVP, Production,
Warner Bros Discovery – HBO/MAX Originals
Olivia KoterskaManager of Production,
Emily LeachSenior Production Executive,
See Saw Films UK
Sheila Ryan CruzLocation Manager
Joker: Folie à Deux (2024), Fallout (2023), The Terminal
List (2022), Westworld (2020).
Leann EmmertLocation Manager
Rebel Moon (2023), Black Adam (2022), The Fabelmans
(2022), Dune (2021)
Michael GlaserLocation Manager
Horizon: An American Saga (TBA), Bullet Train (2022),
The Terminal List (2022), Licorice Pizza (2021)
Peter GluckLocation Manager
Rebel Moon (2023), The Fabelmans (2022), Malignant
(2021), The Suicide Squad (2021)
Ted KimLocation Manager
Oppenheimer (2023), Babylon (2022), Don’t Worry
Darling (2022), Nope (2022)
Drgan MladenovicSlovenian Film Centre
Nataša BučarManaging Director – Slovenian Film Centre
Tina LesnicarHead of Film Commission – Slovenia Film Centre
Lefteris EleftheriouDirector at Invest Cyprus
Diomides NikitaCyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
Michel PlazanetDeputy Director – International Affairs – CNC
Irena JelicCroatian Audiovisual Centre
Maja VukićCroatian Audiovisual Centre
Tanja Ladovic BlasevicCroatian Audiovisual Centre
Stavroula GeronimakiHellenic Film Commission
Markos HolevasPresident Director’s Board – Greek Film Centre
Anna KasimatiCreative Europe MEDIA – Greek Film Centre
Eleni ChandrinouAudiovisual Content – Greek Representative at
Marty KatzProducer
The Great Raid (2005), The Four Feathers (2002),
Reindeer Games (2000), Titanic (1997)
Matt HookingsActor, Writer, Producer
Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher (2022), The Seed
(2021), The Grand Duke of Corsica (2021)
Anita JukaProducer
Infinity Pool (2023)
Flaminio ZadraProducer
The Story of My Wife (2021), The Cut (2014)
Tonia MishialiProducer
Danijel HolevarProducer
Marco MartinsDirector, Writer
Tasha MiddletonCostume Designer
Dig Me No Grave (2024), Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
Terry Ackland SnowProduction Designer
Batman (1989), Aliens (1986)
Suzanne SmithCasting Director
Good Omens (2023), Silo (2023), Carnival Row (2019-
Ivana PrimoracMake-up Artist
Little Women (2019), Darkest Hour (2017), T2
Trainspotting (2017), The Crown (2016–2017), Black
Mirror (2016)
Florian WiederWieder Design
Chris MainEast 15 – Acting School
Chris PrahpaArtist International Group
Matthew PullicinoStargate Studios Malta
Stephen DullaghanRupture Studios
Alastor ArnoldFotokem
Trevor WaltonScript Consultant
Lottie TowlerAmpere Analysis
Frank McDonnellDryLab
Gary RaskinRaskin Law
Katherine BeckmanFACETS
Benoît RuizDecarbonation Consultant – ARTFX
David RodríguezComscore
Eduardo VieitezCreast Network
Ena RahelićKino Mediterran
Vince MarmaraSagalytics
Despina KarpiHead of TV Programmes – CyBC
Jelena MiloševićHead of Children and Youth Department – HRT
Natalija GorsakEditor at RTV Slovenia / EBU TV Committee Vice Chair
Tanya KerševanUniversity of Ljubljana
Jure MatičičKulturni dom Domžale

The Mediterrane Film Festival will announce its screening schedule in the coming days.

Official website:

Festival banner image download link:

MED9 is an alliance of nine Mediterranean and Southern European Union member states: Croatia,
Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain.

About the Malta Film Commission:
Established in 2000, the Malta Film Commission is a government organization dedicated to promoting
and developing the Maltese film industry. With a rich history and stunning landscapes, Malta offers a
unique filming destination for international productions. The Commission provides comprehensive
support and assistance to filmmakers, including location scouting, financial incentives, and logistical
services. Committed to fostering local talent and creating job opportunities, the Malta Film
Commission also focuses on education and training programs to ensure the sustainable growth of the
industry. For more information, visit or contact [email protected]