The Mediterranean Screen Arts Academy (MSAA) is a world-class film training institution. Our film school will teach you to craft your vision from conceptualisation and writing all the way through production and post, including cutting-edge tech like virtual sets using realtime graphics. Save the cat; complete the hero’s journey; cast and direct talent; frame and light to achieve your narrative; pull focus on a parfocal lens with 270° rotation and show the world what you can do. There’s nothing quite like seeing your vision portrayed on a screen. We offer you the opportunity to leave your mark; see your name on a screen; and maybe, just maybe, change the world for the better.
MSAA was founded by multi-award-winning producer/director Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields, The Scarlet Letter) and Trevor Walton (Doctor Who and Marvel Comic's Generation X).
Live, breathe, film.
Film is a team effort. We have the most wonderful, quirky and authentically passionate people you’ll find; all led by seasoned professionals. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and creative environment where students can thrive and develop their skills. Hone your craft and build connections that can help you break into the professional filmmaking industry. We blend theory and practical experience - learn to do it, then do it.
In partnership with Stargate Studios Malta, a leading provider of high-end production services for the international film and television industry; Rupture, a Virtual Production studio based in Malta; and with support from the Malta Film Commission — our students learn from the best in the industry and have access to the latest equipment and technology.
All courses will be held on the sunny Mediterranean island of Malta, famous for gorgeous locations. Malta also hosts an immensely multi-cultural population — inspiration comes from diverse opinions and an expanded mindset. Favourable weather conditions and gorgeous golden-hour cloudscapes complete the already-attractive package.
We offer a summer programme that covers a multitude of filmmaking aspects, from directing and cinematography to screenwriting and producing, whether you're looking to start a career in film or simply want to learn more about the art form. Working with a highly diverse range of peers, our students are empowered to create impactful, culturally rich work, preparing them for a successful career within the film industry.
See behind the scenes at The MEDITERRANEAN SCREEN ARTS Academy
Stories have been and continue to be the most critical evolutionary tool humans were gifted with. From music to painting, sculpture, theatre and writing - all layers of art combine in the production of cinema on a level unparalleled by any other medium. Film is central to this human experience, allowing us to tell stories that resonate with our emotions, express ourselves, change perceptions and connect with others. We escape the everyday and explore different worlds through cinema.
Our vision is simple: to provide a structure for growth in a complex industry and thereby elevate new voices to tell new stories. Malta’s film industry is growing. We want to provide accessible and collaborative opportunities for local and international aspiring filmmakers. In this way, we can nurture the talent of our students and help them develop their skills to become successful professionals in the industry and equip them with the tools they need to share their stories with the rest of the world.
At the dawn of a new era in filmmaking, the Mediterranean Screem Arts Academy offers the ideal environment for tomorrow's filmmakers to learn, grow, and succeed. With technologies like virtual reality becoming increasingly common within the industry, we want to help our students be part of this revolution and support them as they shape the future of filmmaking.
Founded by Roland Joffé and Trevor Walton in partnership with Stargate Studios Malta, we offer our students the opportunity to study under Hollywood professionals and master the skills needed to thrive in the present and future of the industry. They also get an incomparable opportunity to learn from the best and bring their stories to life and to more people while putting a wealth of international networking connections right at their fingertips.
Whether you want to change minds with a deeply philosophical explorative piece or write the next great space opera, the Mediterranean Screen Arts Academy is the place to start.
Jon CassarProduction Supervisor
Louisa BuhagiarOperations Manager
Luke CassarSpecial Projects Manager