FEATURED STORY

A Giant Teddy Appears in the Valletta Harbour. Media goes into a frenzy. Soon havoc follows. Filfla Studio’s new short animation made possible with the support of the Malta Film Fund – Malta Film Commission. To be released in 2021.

THE BUFIES SERIES – stories inspired from Maltese folk

SARANGU – A MALTESE FOLKTALE

Set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – Sarangu – A Maltese folktale is a graphic novel which takes inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.

Sarangu – A Maltese Folktale is a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and published by Filfla Studio.

The project is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Malta Arts Fund Project Support Fund.

Release date: 2022

Research and development

Sarangu’s World

The Sarangu’s World is a research project supported by Arts Council Malta to explore further the world of Filfla by focusing on the mysterious creature in the animation FILFLA – The Sarangu (the sack man)
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Sarangu’s World – The Visual Narrative

The project explored the use of visual narratives for graphic art and storyboarding at a time of government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to isolation and closure of borders. A project supported by Arts Council Malta.

Filfla

Filfla is an award winning short animation by Fabrizio Ellul released in 2019. Done in an illustration/comic style inspired from the cell animation tradition, Filfla is a self-funded project. It is not funded by government funds, grants or private sponsorship.

The animation is inspired by the Maltese legends of il Maqluba and Filfla.


NEWS

Looking ahead to 2021 …

Filfla Studio would like to wish everyone a great year ahead. We are really looking forward to release Mr Teddy is Angry to Film Festivals and to start work on Sarangu – A Maltese folktale in 2021. There will also be the launching of a merchandising line. Meanwhile here are two more concept arts developed… Read More Looking ahead to 2021 …

Sarangu – The Visual Narrative

I am starting to upload some of the material that came up from a series of workshop with Kenyan based graphic novelist Chief Nyamweya. The project explored the use of visual narratives for graphic art and storyboarding at a time of government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to isolation and closure of borders.… Read More Sarangu – The Visual Narrative

Sarangu – a Maltese folktale

Sarangu – A Maltese folktale a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and produced by Filfla Studio has received funding from Arts Council Malta – Project support grant. The graphic novel set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – take inspiration from… Read More Sarangu – a Maltese folktale


LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

To support the work of Filfla Studio we are making available the art work of ‘Filfla‘ as limited edition prints.