Filmmaking in Malta

Malta has built a reputation as the Mediterranean’s mini-Hollywood.

Daniel Rosenthal, Journalist
The Times of London (April 2002)

Malta is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most versatile filming locations, with its mild winters and hot summers, this archipelago of islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) makes outdoor filming possible nearly all year round and with its spectacular architectural backdrops, of Baroque Valletta, The Silent City of Mdina, The 3 cities of Cottonera and the traditional picturesque country and sea-side villages, the student is provided with a myriad of possible locations to choose from, all with their perfect backdrop, just like it did for major Blockbuster movies that have recognised this potential; to mention a few – Troy, Devil’s Double, Cut throat Island, Midnight Express, Open Water 2, Gladiator, pieces from the Da Vinci code, Game of Thrones and World War Z.

The Whale - 2013You just can’t find places like this in the UK and it’s difficult to act plausibly in front of a green screen… …Malta delivers all these amazing locations that only add to the atmosphere of the film.


Jonas Armstrong, Actor
The Whale (2013)

Agora - 2009Malta provided the best possible location for a film like Agora. The period backdrops, the climate, the quality English speaking crews and the wonderful possibilities of the casting and extras together with Malta being part of the EU, have made our lives easier.

Fernando Bovaira, Producer
Agora (2009)

Munich 2005Malta has this kind of Mediterranean hodgepodge of culture where we could find areas that look like southern European locations in one spot and areas that look like Israel or Beirut in another.


Rick Carter, Production Designer
Munich (2005)

The Count of Monte Cristo - 2002I was pretty sceptical that we were going to find anything even approaching the look we needed, until we saw Malta.



Kevin Reynolds, Director
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)


2014    Malta: All-Inclusive
2014    Adventurers
2014    The Cut
2014    Fort Ross
2014    22 Minutes
2014    Simshar
2013    Pirate Pete
2013    The Whale
2013    Captain Phillips
2013    World War Z
2013    Judas
2012    Asterix et Obelix: Au service de Sa Majeste
2012    Kon-Tiki
2012    Die Manner der Emden
2011    Le Cochon de Gaza
2011    Wickie auf großer Fahrt
2011    The Devil’s Double
2010    Murder on the Orient Express
2010    Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
2009    Agora
2009    Wickie und die Starken Manner
2008    U-900
2008    A Previous Engagement
2008    Nie kłam, kochanie
2008    Novaya Zemlya
2008    Nepobedimmy
2007    Ein Fliehendes Pferd
2007    Eichmann
2007    Pars: Kiraz Operasyonu
2007    Largo Winch
2007    Tempelriddernes skat III
2007    Sommer
2006    The Da Vinci Code
2006    Open Water 2: Adrift
2005    Munich
2004    A Different Loyalty
2004    Troy
2004    Alexander
2003    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2003    The Death of Klinghoffer
2003    Silmido
2002    The Count of Monte Cristo
2002    Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
2002    Swept Away
2002    Pinnochio
2001    The Emperor’s new Clothes
2001    Revelation
2000    U-571
2000    Gladiator
1996    Merisairas
1996    White Squall
1995    Cutthroat Island
1994    Casque bleu
1992    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
1990    Les 1001 Nuits
1990    Der Skipper
1989    Erik the Viking

1989    Leviathan
1988    Black Eagle
1987    Iron Warrior
1986    Pirates
1985    Les Loups entre Eux
1985    Final Justice
1984    Der Scheenman
1983    Trenchcoat
1982    Samraat
1981    L’Ultimo Squalo
1981    Inseminoid
1981    Clash of the Titans
1980    Popeye
1980    Raise the Titanic
1978    Warlords of Atlantis
1978    Sweeney 2
1978    Force 10 from Navarone
1978    Midnight Express
1977    Orca
1977    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
1977    The Spy Who Loved Me
1977    The Black Pearl
1976    Shout at the Devil
1976    Charas
1975    Il lupo dei Mari
1975    Children of Rage
1974    L’Invenzione di Morel
1974    Voir Malte et Mourir
1974    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
1973    The Mackintosh Man
1972    Pulp
1971    Murphy’s War
1971    When Eight Bells Toll
1971    Zeppelin
1970    Hell Boats
1970    Mister Jerico
1970    Eyewitness
1970    Adventures of Gerrard
1969    Heironymus Merkin
1969    Vendetta for the Saint
1969    Battle of Britain
1969    Mosquito Squadron
1969    Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
1968    A Twist of Sand
1966    Death is a Woman
1965    The Bedford Incident
1963    Treasure in Malta
1958    The Silent Enemy
1956    The Baby and the Battleship
1956    The Battle of the River Plate
1953    Single Handed
1953    Malta Story
1953    They Who Dare
1931    Tell England
1928    Bolibar
1927    The Battles of Coronel & Falkland Islands
1926    Sons of the Sea