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Film Industry | Location Malta

Malta’s unique geographical location, beautiful and reliable weather, unique scenery with historical backdrops and a guaranteed supply of extras, make it an ideal location for a variety of film productions. The disposition of the local authorities to make available as much as possible the local scenario for the film industry together with an on going investment in the existing film facilities, have attracted film producers of international repute to Malta. Indeed, in the recent past, films which were great  blockbusters with Oscar nominations and awards to their credit such as Troy, Gladiator, Alexander, Munich, U-571, Clash of The Titans and the Da Vinci Code to mention a few, apart from a good number of commercials for top branded products, have been shot in Malta for the said reasons.

However, in addition to the above, film producers have also been attracted to Malta because of the many incentives provided by the local authorities for the film industry including favorable tax treatment.

Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates can on request provide detailed information on the existing incentives for the film industry on the local scenario together with our comprehensive services thereon which include advice on applicable contracts and on all necessary permits required for the venture, from temporary import licenses, custom clearance and ATA Carnet for importation of film production equipment to clearance from the Maltese Health Authorities, C.I.T.E.S. and veterinary services in case of animal importation for the film production; from employment of extras including minors, social security contributions for local and foreign employees, visas and work permits, employment costs, film set construction to tax incentives applications including for tax refunds were applicable.   

Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates can also provide 'back office services' before and during the production stages, including on site accountants.

The following is a list of films shot in Malta, a number of which have won multiple Academy and Golden Globe awards :


2010    The Devil's Double
2009    Il-Messija (The Messiah)
2007    Qerq
2006    The Da Vinci Code
2006    Open Water 2 (a.k.a. "Adrift")
2005    Angli: The Movie
2005    A Different Loyalty
2005    Munich
2004    Alexander
2004    Troy
2003    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2002    Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
2002    The Count of Monte Cristo
2002    Pinocchio
2002    Swept Away
2001    The Emperor's New Clothes
2001    Revelation
2000    Gladiator
2000    U-571
1999    Jesus
1996    Mera Tal-Passat
1996    White Squall
1995    Cutthroat Island
1992    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
1990    Operation White Dove
1989    Leviathan
1988    Black Eagle
1986    The Fifth Missile
1986    Pirates
1985    Final Justice
1983    Never Say Never Again
1983    Trenchcoat
1981    Clash of the Titans
1981    Inseminoid
1980    Popeye
1980    Raise the Titanic
1978    Midnight Express
1978    Sweeney 2
1978    Warlords of Atlantis
1977    Orca
1977    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
1977    The Spy Who Loved Me
1976    Shout at the Devil
1973    The Mackintosh Man
1972    Pulp
1971    Gaġġa
1971    Murphy's War
1969    Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
1969    David Copperfield
1967    Casino Royale
1965    The Bedford Incident
1956    The Battle of the River Plate
1953    Malta Story