‘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.

‘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 pursuit 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.


Produced by Filfla Studio

Story: Fabrizio Ellul

Art, Direction, Animation: Fabrizio Ellul

Voices: Gianni Micallef, Feliciann Aquilina

Music: ‘Heliocentric’ – Parvus Decree; ‘Umlungu’ – John Bartmann

Year: 2019

Country: Malta

Hosted on Retrospective of Jupiter

Contact for distribution/ Film Festivals

For more information visit the FILFLA Page