‘FILFLA’ was officially selected as a finalist at French Riviera Film Festival that will happen in the Cannes between the 18-19 May.
‘FILFLA’ will compete in the animation category together with ‘The Tree of Lost Souls’ by Laura Zamora and ‘Under Covers’ by Michaela Olsen (a Sundance Festival selection).
‘Filfla’ follows the story of a woman who goes to look for a boy on the mystical island of Filfla, where a terrifying creature is lurking in its midst. The short animation explores Maltese myth and folk in a story of love, grief, perseverance and hope.
Done in an illustration/comic style inspired from the cell animation tradition, Filfla is a self-funded work, done (Art, animation and editing) all by visual artist Fabrizio Ellul.
‘Filfla’ is turned into the ‘Isle of the Dead’ where spirits are trapped inside the Island by an evil creature. A woman fights her own grief in pursue of a boy, who holds the key to defeat this evil creature.
Filfla just like the spirits trapped within it, also seeks to be released.
The project is self-funded.