The 54th Golden Knight Malta In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val

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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.

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