Gozo Film Festival

18th August - 20th August 2023


18th-20th August 2023


Cittadella, Gozo




Gozo Ministry, Cultural Heritage Directorate

3 International Feature Movies with a Maltese connection

Fri, 18th August 2023 - at 22:00 hrs
Comedy - Drama - Romance
by Valerie Buhagiar
Malta / Canada (2022)
(English/Maltese with English Subtitles)

Sat, 19th August 2023 - at 22:00 hrs
Is-Sriep Regghu Saru Velenuzi
(A Vipers' Pit)

Drama - Thriller
by Martin Bonnici
Malta (2021)
(Maltese/English with English Subtitles)

Sunday, 20th August 2023 - at 21:20 hrs
Family Drama Fantaszy
by Matteo Garrone
Italy (2019)
in English

Gozo Film Festival - 6th Edition

So, following the success of the first five editions, the “Gozo Film Festival” is proud to announce its sixth edition. With the main focus of the event coming this summer from the Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of August 2023. A three-day+ long event promoting local (Gozitan and Maltese) and foreign filmmakers, with workshops dedicated upcoming filmmakers and more ,of every age.

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 being sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo.

Our Partners & Sponsors

Ministry for Gozo
Gozo Cultural Heritage Directorate

33 Short Movies Gozitan, Maltese & International


3x3 (2009)

Portugal - 5:50 mins

A night watchman spends time on a basketball court throwing a ball into the basket. He has become an expert. He shows his abilities to a simple janitor, who also like him, is there all night.

A Few Steps Further

A Few Steps Further (2022)

Iran - 14:58 mins

A soldier guarding the borders, has a peculiar relationship with an author living nearby.

A fistful of ground

A Fistful of Ground (2022)
Un pugno di terra
Italy - 2:37 mins

The invasion takes the form of a sprawling mechanical monster commanded by a warlord, wreaking havoc in its path. Who can stop it? Maybe victory is close ... just a stone's throw away.
Short film made in collaboration with the Ukrainian composer / producer Koloah.


Addhumare (2023)
The Bright Light on the Sea
Italy - 5:14 mins

A modern fairy tale from the early 1900s. Under the light of Gallipoli's lighthouse, a humble fisherman falls in love with the daughter of the local baron.

Angry Dogs

Angry Dogs (2020)

United Kingdom - 4:30 mins

When sleeping dogs awaken rationality quickly disappears


Bergie (2023)

South Africa - 7:00 mins

A law enforcement officer has to remove people that are homeless in order to make way for a 10km fun-run.


Catastrophe (2017)

Netherlands - 2:19 mins

When a pet bird keels over in its cage, suspicion naturally falls on the cat in the apartment.


Darb'oħra (2023)
Another Time
Malta - 13:33 mins

A young boy with a keen and curious mind, stumbles upon a charming little toyshop in the heart of a Maltese village.


Datsun (2023)

New Zealand - 15:00 mins

A fourteen-year-old boy, whose Mum plans on selling his deceased Dad’s Datsun, decides to take his best friend and little brother on one last joyride.

Eat your Carrots

Eat your Carrots (2023)

Canada - 3:15 mins

Carrots are good for your eyes. Maybe too good. “Eat Your Carrots” is a short stop motion animation about a girl who finds an eyeball growing on her arm.

Fatih the Conqueror

Fatih the Conqueror (2023)

Turkey/France - 15:00 mins

This Saturday is a Turkish wedding day at Espace Venise (France). Huddled in a car in the parling lot, Fatih, 21, wants to get married. He has set his sights on Ipek, Recep’s sister.


Fortissimo (2023)

France - 14:53 mins

Guy, a pianist passionate about his music, sees his life turned upside down when the church where he officiates takes in a mysterious little girl. A true piano virtuoso, the child prodigy will soon steal the show. A duel of egos then begins.

Holy Care

Holy Care (2021)

Italy - 15:00 mins

Gaia works in her family funeral home and takes care of the bodies while the soul is leavingj. But one day, something unexpected happens.

It could have been me

It could have been me (2023)

Austria - 11:35 mins

Lost Kid Wanderer

Lost Kid Wanderer (2023)

Malta - 9:35 mins

A lone wanderer reconciles with the idea of love and must decide her future faith whilst life is coming to an end.

Manco Morto

Manco Morto (2023)

Italy - 15:00 mins

Sicily 1958. The town of Cofone, in the Sicilian hinterland, has its streets lined with electoral posters in view of the elections of the First Citizen to the Town Council. A few days before the elections, the candidate for mayor of the PCI dies. The religious function is transformed into a theater of the absurd. But the disbelief of the crowd finds its culmination in the last will of the deceased...

Marċi funebri

Marċi funebri (2022)

Malta - 9:26 mins


Momentos (2022)

Portugal - 7:10 mins

An homeless man sleeps in front of an empty store when suddenly a vehicle stops and two men start to carry cases inside. Meanwhile the man tries to understand what is going on.


Nobody (2022)

Portugal - 11:00 mins

@nobody is a young girl who cams on social media through the avatar of an anime doll. But the girl underneath the colorful costumes is scared to leave her apartment and unable to maintain meaningful relationships. Struggling to connect with her distant mother and open up to her dearest client, she must choose an identity.

Not an ordinary Mechanic

Not an ordinary Mechanic (2023)

Latvia - 4:54 mins

Nick Mecha is a person of many talents, who works as a mechanic at the workshop, but dreams to become a great dancer and perform on a big stage. But Nick's "luck" always gets him into different tricky situations. This is one of them.

On / Off

On / Off (2021)

Argentina - 4:54 mins

Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.


Oorworm (2023)

France - 5:32 mins

Edith a une chanson dans la tête depuis plusieurs jours. Comment va-t-elle s’en sortir ?


Ruth (2023)

United Kingdom - 13:26 mins

Ruth, an elderly lady with dementia, becomes lost within her own home. As she tries to find answers she ends up losing herself further, confusing reality with memories from her past.Shot in a single 12 minute take, the film puts the audience in Ruth's shoes, making them feel first hand the daily confusion brought on by someone suffering from dementia.

The Critic

The Critic (2022)

Malta - 5:21 mins

A bitter film critic attends a short film festival, unaware of the nightmarish presence awaiting him.

The Dance

The Dance (2022)

Malta - 9:12 mins

A father, who has come out later in life, tries to learn to dance to impress his date, when he is visited by his estranged daughter.

The Maltese Fighter

The Maltese Fighter (2015)

Malta - 19:11 mins

Carmelo, a boxer and single father from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he struggles to provide for himself and his young son Giuseppi.

Watch me on TVr

Watch me on TV (2015)

France - 2:10 mins

Lily (13) and Anna (7) are watching television. The two little girls wonder about the content of the program. Fortunately, their mom must have the answer, but you have to have the courage to ask her.


Cittadella Theatre Hall (day)
St. John's Demi-Bastion (evening)
Gozo, Malta


Gozo Citadel