August 24-26, 2018


Cittadella Cultural Centre, Victoria, Gozo




Local & International

3 International Feature Movies with a Maltese connection

Fri, 24th August 2018 - at 21:20 hrs
by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Norway (2012)
(English/Norwegian with English Subtitles)

Sat, 25th August 2018 - at 22:00 hrs
20.000 Reasons
Romantic Comedy
by Jameson Cucciardi
Malta (2016)
(Maltese/English with English Subtitles)

Sunday, 26th August 2018 - at 21:15 hrs
Treasure in Malta
Family Movie
by Derek Williams
UK/Malta (1963)
in English

Gozo's First Film Festival - Year 2

Following last year's success, the “Gozo Film Club” is proud to announce the second edition of the Gozo Film Festival this summer from the Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of August 2018. A three-day long event promoting local (Gozitan and Maltese) and foreign filmmakers.

The festival will be held on the picturesque bastions of Gozo Citadel, in the heart of the island’s capital with indoor and outdoor events.

The Gozo Film Festival combine quality International short and feature movies with local movie productions, including children sessions and Film Making workshops.

The event is held in conjunction with VisitGozo, the Gozo Ministry and Gozo Culture.

Festival Programme

SHORT MOVIES (I) (local & international)

Property Is Theft (UK)

With my own two hands (France)

The Replacement (USA)

LOVE (Switzerland)

I Hope To See You (USA/Malta)


Filmed in Malta - Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg

with ål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Original language with English subtitles

Children Cinema 5-12 years


Qrempucu (Malta)

Mogu and Perol (Japan)

Big Booom (Russia)

The Legacy (Malta)

10 MInutes with Filmmaker Roy Davidson

Leave a print (UK)

Tough Guy (Canada)

Deep Beneath The Earth (UK)

Sparkles (France)

Twilight Tales (Ireland)

I want to live in the Zoo (Russia)

SHORT MOVIES (II) - Gozo & Malta

Friend or Foe (Malta)

Eve - Lejliet (Malta)

Qrempucu (Malta)

Track7 (Malta)

The Legacy (Malta)

The Last Grain (Malta)

Dar ir-Rummien (Malta)

I Hope To See You (USA/Malta)


Property Is Theft (UK)

The Things Of The ... (Spain)

Filmesque (Italy)

Fatta male (Italy)

Expend (United States)

The Ball (Spain)

The Replacement (USA)

Panic Attack! (USA)

The Snag (France)

Brothers (Norway)


The Last Grain (Malta)

Misdirection (UK)

Friend or Foe (Malta)

Big Booom (Russia)

Eve - Lejliet (Malta)

Shellshock (Ireland)

Sheep (Malta)

20.000 Reasons

20.000 Reasons


filmed and produced in Malta

Directed by Jameson Cucciardi & Written by Malcolm Galea

with Maria Pia Meli, Aldo Zammit, Stefan Cherriet Busuttil, Taryn Mamo Cefai, MaryLu Coppini, Anthony Ellul, Nanette Brimmer, Chris Dingli and Naomi Said

Yap Zap Wrap - Filmmaking Workshop for teenagers

A crash course in filmmaking. Learn about film language, storytelling, script-writing, filming and editing in this hands-on workshop by Filmmaker Ken Scicluna

(Includes 30 mins break)

SHORT MOVIES (V) - The Melting pot!

7 Planets (UK)

Blindness (Iran)

The Turtle Terminator (UK)

Una partita ai confini del Mondo (Italy)

Track7 (Malta)

How to become famous on the Internet (Germany)

Trust Exercise (Bulgaria)

Saul's 108th Story (USA)

The Confidence (Russia)

The Dijon Story (Finland)


Qrempucu (Malta)


The Legacy (Malta)

The Turtle Terminator (UK)

Rey (Australia)

Treasure in Malta

Treasure in Malta

Two children are looking forward to spending an exciting holiday in Malta with their father, an English archeologist. But when dad fails to turn up at the airport, they befriend a peanut seller called Jimini. He manages to get them a cab to their father's house but, just that morning, the father has been kidnapped by a gang of thugs who know he is looking for a valuable treasure

Directed by Derek Williams

with Mario Debono, Aidan Mompalao de Piro, Marylu Coppini, Guido Saliba, Joseph Baldacchino, Vanni Riolo, Rita Attard, Joe Zammit Cordina, John Curmi, Jo Mompalao de Piro.

41 Short Movies Gozitan, Maltese & International

7 Planets

7 Planets (2018)
United Kingdom - 6:07 mins

A tale of one girl's dream to escape Planet Earth.

Big Boom

Big Boom (2016)
Russia - 4:00 mins

The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humor, action and tragedy.


Blindness (2017)
Iran - 12:23 mins

FA blind mother asks for help from a woman to know if the girl who loves her son is beautiful or not.

Brothers - a Christmas tale

Brothers - a Christmas tale (2017)
Norway - 14:42 mins

Two brothers share a special bond, but there are some secrets they keep from each other.

The Confidence

The Confidence (2018)
Russia - 12:27 mins

Vasya, a diffident young man, asks his smart friend Jenya to help him impress a cute girl Vika who is Vasya’s dream woman. Jenya offers Vasya to protect Vika from a fictional abduction with abductors being Jenya’s friends.

Deep Beneath The Earth

Deep Beneath The Earth (2016)
United Kingdom - 3:10 mins

The only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her ipad. But when she loses it in the woods, she’s determined to get it back. Her search leads her on a journey deep into the earth…

The Dijon Story

The Dijon Story (2016)
Finland - 9:50 mins

Four Finnish hipsters end up in a funky bar in Berlin. Kaarlo is trying to impress the girls by telling them what once happened to his not-so-talkative Lappish friend Toni in another bar in Dijon, France.


Expend (2018)
United States - 3:50 mins

A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

Fatta Male (Damaged Goods)

Fatta Male (Damaged Goods) (2017)
Italy - 15:00 mins

Cinzia and Filippo meet in person for the first time after having met on chat. A badly cooked dinner, a few extra drinks, a constant alternation of attraction and embarrassment.


Filmesque (2018)
Italy - 2:46 mins

In a near steampunk future the great film director Federico Fellini is in trouble with his camera. Totò 'The Clown' will help him and both will make a 'filmesque' trip. An art cartoon, a tribute to the cinema.

Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe (2015)
Malta - 15:31 mins

Malta, 1941. RAF Squadron Leader James Alden is given the order to escort a German child to safety. The survival of this girl will ultimately decide the outcome of a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

How to become famous in the Internet

How to become famous in the Internet (2017)
Germany - 13:03 mins

How do I want to present myself?” The young woman Julia must face this question while uploading photos of her journeys to the internet. Her ordinary life is about to change drastically when she gets more and more attention online. Soon she reaches 500.00 followers and tries to keep one thing secret: All those pictures are fake….

I Hope To See You

I Hope To See You (2018)
United States/Malta - 6:47 mins

Cyra, despite her new and loving relationship is still living in her muddled past.

I want to live in the Zoo

I want to live in the Zoo (2017)
Russia - 6:00 mins

Sasha struggles at home. Her parents expect her to tidy up her room, eat porridge and do homework. Sasha decides that life in the zoo sounds much more interesting! She heads off to try and find her place among a bunch of penguins or maybe giraffes?

Leave a Print

Leave a Print (2015)
United Kingdom - 5:14 mins

A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away. A story about leaving, losing and what is left behind.

The Legacy

The Legacy (2018)
Gozo, Malta - 5:00 mins

The film opens with Tom at Aquarium with his Grandpa where he learns a little about the sea and its Eco system. Years later he is at the Aquarium with his grand daughter, and how things have changed.

Lejliet (Eve)

Lejliet (Eve) (2016)
Malta/Gozo - 13:06 mins

Gaetano, a sexton at the local parish, is alone on the church rooftop on Christmas Eve. To his surprise he encounters Marco, a teenager from the village who has also sneaked upstairs...


Italy - 2:03 mins

What would happen if the food and drink that, every day we put in our refrigerator, could come alive, move and speak?


LOVE (2018)
Switzerland - 2:40 mins



Misdirection (2018)
United Kindgom - 8:50 mins

A jilted wife meets mysterious stranger in a night bar. Their flirtatious conversation inspires her dark side but she gets more than she bargained for.

Mogu and Perol

Mogu and Perol (2018)
Japan - 8:32 mins

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! Whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal..

Panic Attack

Panic Attack (2018)
Italy - 3:00 mins

You know the nagging thoughts that start with "did I leave the coffee on?" and turn in to "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

Property is theft

Property is theft (2017)
United Kingdom - 8:32 mins

Two young con-artists attempt a real estate scam but things become complicated.


Qrempucu (2018)
Malta - 7:13 mins

Sweet dreams are made of cheese. One stormy night, under a carob tree, QrempuCu is lying in his bed, trying to fall asleep. The little mouse has hardly managed to close his eyes, when suddenly there is a knock on the door.


Rey (2017)
Australia - 15:41 mins

After the death of a work colleague, Rey has a crash landing and re-evaluates his life learning to climb out of his comfort zone.

Saul's 108th Story

Saul's 108th Story (2017)
United States - 5:50 mins

As a teenager in 1950 Brooklyn, all Saul wanted to do was hang out with his friends and go to the beach. Instead, he got roped into a dangerous new job, and Saul got in a little over his head.


Sheep (2017)
Malta - 11:21 mins

When bureaucracy encounters the living world. Narrating an absurd situation.A German documentary film-crew follows, for one day, a Maltese police officer at his post in the Maltese sun, where he guards a group of illegal sheep.


Shellshock (2018)
Ireland - 5:17 mins

A young boy develops a friendship with his breakfast. When his dad suggests drawing a face on a hard boiled egg, Eddie's best friend Wallace is born.


Sparkles (2018)
France - 2:18 mins

A little girl in pajamas runs away from home to turn on strange circuit breakers in the streets of Paris.

The Ball

The Ball (2017)
Spain - 8:22 mins

During a football match with his friends, two kids stole Angel's new ball. Charo, a friend of Angel, says that she knows where one of the thieves lives. Angel and his father go there to try to recover the ball. But things get complicated ...

The Replacement

The Replacement (2017)
United States - 16:15 mins

On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers…

The Things Of The Other Side

The Things Of The Other Side (2017)
Spain - 8:43 mins

Rafa has inexplicable premonitions about the fate that hangs over certain women victims of gender violence. His mysterious forebodings make him live in a permanent uncertainty, since he is not sure if his visions are true or not. A mysterious friend pushes him into action in a critical situation of gender violence on which Rafa had previously had a conjecture.

Dar ir-Rummien

The Pomegranate House (Dar ir-Rummien) (2015)
Gozo/Malta - 15:12 mins

Set on the island of Gozo, “Dar ir-Rummien” (The Pomegranate House) is the heart warming portrait of young love through the generations. Starring Eugene Bajada, Sue Scantlebury, Ema Grech, Sam-Anthony Grima

The Snag

The Snag (2018)
France - 7:56 mins

When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them : she has HIV. When she runs away and then he catches her, the complicity turned to a lack of understanding. Despite their shared desire, those two hearts will hurt each other.

The Turtle Terminator

The Turtle Terminator (2017)
United Kingdom - 2:52 mins

Bitten by a turtle in his childhood, a man remembers the effect that the scar has had on his love life. Following its protagonist's fragmented recollections through childhood, youth and old age, The Turtle Terminator distills a lifetime of romantic mishaps into a concentrated concoction of unreliable memories, youthful enthusiasm and unbearable heartbreak.

Though Guy

Though Guy (2018)
Canada - 2:59 mins

RA new kid shows his classmates that you don't have to be bigger or older to be tough. The production team behind this film is composed of elementary and middle school students. the lead actor, Aias Dalman, is an autistic actor.

Track 7

Track 7 (2018)
Malta - 4:17 mins

A fantasia shortfilm about a music track has dark magic.

Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise (2018)
Bulgaria - 6:46 mins

Bobby has had a long time crush on Milla. But she has neither noticed his interest, nor is looking for a relationship. With her headphones always on, she is inaccessible to his attempts to win her over. When finally there is a chance for him to reveal his feelings, she relentlessly puts him to a Trust exercise. Will Bobby pass the exam?

Twilight Tales

Twilight Tales (2017)
Ireland - 3:41 mins

'Twilight Tales' is an animated short depicting a child’s perception of the world during storytime, the bedtime story in the animation was mainly dictated by my young sister, Lily-May (aged 4 at the time), the child narrator heard in the piece. The endearing, unpredictable quality of how she describes her thoughts influenced the visual style of the piece.

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Una partita ai confini del Mondo (2017)
Italy - 13:22 mins

Luigi's wife passed away and he falls into depression. His son decides to contact Luigi's best friend, who lives in Argentina, to start a chess match via letters to get his father out of depression.

With My Own Two Hands

With My Own Two Hands (2018)
France - 3:40 mins

The life of a man through his hands and the ones around him...

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