International films awarded at the Golden Knight Festival

Five international short films from the UK, Russia, Italy, Andorra and Austria are the winners of the 59th Golden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival. The films are screened on Saturday 27 November at an award ceremony to be held in Valletta.

The Prize of the Golden Knight

The festival, which has grown in scale and importance since its launch in 1962, this year saw 350 admissions from 60 countries, ranging from established film-producing countries such as the US, UK, Italy and France to emerging countries in Asia, Africa and South America. These were judged by a panel of experts made up of Edgar Ciancio, Winston Azzopardi, Joshua Cassar Gaspar, Vanessa Vella and Christian Cotey.

“The festival jury awards a Golden Knight statuette to the five best participating productions. “Highly Commended” certificates are also awarded to a very limited number of productions which, although of a very high standard, have failed to reach the Knight Awards ”, explains Vincent Lungaro, President of the Malta Cine Circle .

Darcy J. Skinner