The 54th Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival
The Golden Knight Festival knows its origins in the late 1950s when the Circle used to organise ‘Film Holidays’ for amateur cine enthusiasts from the UK.
At the end of the holiday the visitors competed amongst themselves for the best holiday film on Malta. The success of this venture encouraged the committee to take the bold decision to launch an international festival.
The first Golden Knight Festival was held in 1962 with a handful of participants, mainly from the UK. As the years rolled on, however, the Golden Knight gained in stature and prestige and within its first 10 years it attracted participants worldwide.
The Golden Knight Trophies have been designed by Maltese sculptor Censu Apap and are a copyright of the Circle.
The Golden Knight is the seventh oldest festival of its kind worldwide. This year over 1,300 entries were received from 110 countries. A team of six assessors were kept busy during the past months sifting through all the entries until they came up with the best 30 productions to be forwarded to the final judging.
A selection of films will be shown on Friday 25 November, and the show of the winning films and the presentation of awards will be held on Saturday 26 November.
Both events will commence at 7.30pm at the Hotel Le Meridien, St Julian’s. Entrance is free.