2019 was quite a year for FILFLA, with winning the Audience Award at the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, being an Official Selection in various international film festival, including the Valletta Film Festival and a Finalist at the French Riviera Film Festival.
But it’s now time to move on to other projects and develop further Filfla Studio as an independent art house studio.
Two interesting projects are already lined up for which there will be an announcement very soon.
‘FILFLA‘ is an Official Selection at the ICONA 19 – ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Corfu, Greece.
The aim of the first Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival ICONA 2019, which is organized by the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University (within the framework of the CIAK Intereg program) is to present the best from the field of animation from all around the world.
The festival also aims to preserve and help develop the cultural heritage of short animated film, contribute to creation of new films, provide ground for potential international co-productions and encourage dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public.
ICONA 2019 will take place in Corfu from November 29th to December 1st 2019.
Filfla – a short animation by Fabrizio Ellul – has been awarded a “special mention” by the jury of the ‘Asia South East Short Film Festival’.
‘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.
Filfla has won the audience award at the Kinemastik Short Film Festival and has been selected in various festivals throughout 2019
French Riviera Film Festival – Finalist (2019, Cannes, France)
Valletta Film Festival – Official Selection (2019, Valletta, Malta)
JellyFEST Film Festival – Semi – Finalist (2019, LA, California)
Encounters Film Festival – Out of Competition (2019, Bristol, UK)
CineXjenza (part of the Science in the City festival) – screening (2019, Valletta, Malta)
End of Summer special screening (VFF and the Malta Airport Foundation) – screening (2019, Zurrieq, Malta)
European ArtHouse Cinema Day – screening (2019, Valletta)
Filfla is now part of the European ArtHouse Cinema that will take place on the 13th October.
On October 13th 2019 the fourth edition of the European Arthouse Cinema Day will take place in hundreds of cinemas from all over the world.
Spazju Kreattiv Cinema is proud to be part of this cinematic celebration. A selection of documentary, fiction and animation films from Italy, France, Spain and Ireland will feature in this year’s edition.
FILFLA will be screened on Friday 20 September 27 September as part of an end of summer special event organized by the Valletta Film Festival in collaboration with the Malta Airport Foundation at Torri Xutu, Wied iż-Żurrieq, Qrendi
FILFLA will be part of nine short films that premiered at Valletta Film Festival in the past five years .
Free Entrance. Seating Provided. No Booking Required