Malta Tourism Authority
In 1925 the world’s first feature film - ‘Sons of the Sea’ - was shot in Malta, and since then the Mediterranean islands have welcomed hundreds of productions, from Hollywood blockbusters to small independent movies. The Malta Film Commission offer numerous incentives to support filmmaking on the Maltese Archipelago, which drew iconic films such as Gladiator (2000), Munich (2005), Assassin’s Creed (2016), 13 Hours (2016) and most recently Murder on the Orient Express (2017) to the Islands.
The Malta Film Studios is renowned for its special effects water facility which boasts one indoor tank and two large exterior water tanks situated along the coast, enjoying a natural horizon. Captain Phillips (2013) and The Mercy (2017) are just a few of the blockbusters that have been shot in Malta’s waters. Valletta - Malta’s Capital – is one of the most popular filming locations; the architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage site lends itself to various eras and to standing in for various destinations. As the 2018 European Capital of Culture, Valletta also offers an exciting city break for modern travellers.
The Malta Tourism Authority have released a Film Trail for tourists to use as a location guide for some of the biggest films shot in the Archipelago. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s never a bad time to shoot a film in Malta – or to explore the reasons why it’s a Hollywood favourite. As last year’s European Capital of Culture, Valletta also offers an exciting city break for modern travellers.
Find great fares with Air Malta so you can explore the Malta Film Trail yourself.