kenneth scicluna


i live on an island
reaching out, bridging shore to shore

from dream to dream
nightmare to nightmare
woman to man
to man
to woman
woman to being
soul to mind
dead to living
spirit to substance

i make films
and i teach

i am a member of the  european film academy and a berlinale talent. i am not the footballer with the same name, nor am i the travel photographer

if you want to talk film, i am here.

elegija. 2014. inizjamed / valletta 2018 foundation
lighthouse group / seaward films

two women are held together by the emotional distance between them. faced by the question of creating a new life, their relationship hangs in the balance

screening of films from malta
wed 8 november 2017
eiszeit kino, zeughofstr. 20, 10997 berlin, germany

rootsroutes - the poetry films
tue 18 october - sun 6 november 2016
spazju kreattiv, valletta, malta
vendome short film festival
sat 5, sun 6 december 2015
vendome tower, marsaxlokk, malta
short films by the sea
wed 28 october 2015
naar, st julian's, malta
12th european film festival
sun 30 november 2014
europe house, valletta, malta

the isle. 2004. drunken angel / zentropa / zdf / arte

a foreigner lands on an island, to take pictures of dilapidated buildings that look like they could be on böcklin's "isle of the dead." soon he finds, however, that the two isles share more than crumbling edifices

time out, london: a "most pleasingly cheeky surprise"

daqqet ix-xita / plangent rain. 2010. lighthouse & ashley films / malta film fund

a sailor’s son is damned to row a rotting boat back and forth across a harbour
numbed by ineptitude yet spurred by guilt, tormented by the enseamed union between overbearing mother and weaselly uncle, the boy spirals down a foredoomed path
inspired by shakespeare's hamlet, and the city of valletta

winner: best local director & best cinematography at the malta short film festival
best cinematography at the oaxaca int'l film & video festival, mexico

solar cinema: into the deep end ii
fri 21 sep 2018
ċentru rikreattiv, lija, malta

solar cinema: into the deep end i
tue 5 june 2018
misraħ tal-maqluba, qrendi, malta

international mother language day screenings
sun 25 february 2018
slieker film, wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS leeuwarden, the netherlands

screening of films from malta
wed 8 november 2017
eiszeit kino, zeughofstr. 20, 10997 berlin, germany

wed 29 march 2017
kino nadsklepí, kromeríž, czech republic
sun 09 october 2016
spazju kreattiv, valletta, malta
faces from eastern europe
tue 03 march 2015
doe memorial library, uc berkeley, usa
faces from eastern europe
mon 24 november 2014
goethe-institut, washington dc, usa

kafè. 2018. seaward films / inizjamed / valletta 2018 foundation

co-directed with clare azzopardi, from kafè -- a poem by achille mizzi

zebra poetry film festival
19-22 nov 2020
berlin, germany - online

Her Secrets in the Ocean

her secrets in the ocean. 2017. creative island. as director of photography
(director: nicole cuschieri)


mk. 2017. seaward films

a tribute to the sensitive genius of mavin khoo. commissioned for lifeblood, mavin's swansong performance in malta


selah. 2017. seaward films / river rea films / żfinmalta. as producer
(directors: mathew beckett, jose agudo)

Poetry in Potato Bags

poetry in potato bags. 2018. seaward films / inizjamed / valletta 2018 foundation


vitor. 2018. university of malta. as editor and assistant tutor
(director: paul portelli, tutor: fabio mollo)

a retired craftsman leaves his home one morning for his usual coffee break. when he returns he finds a family of four living in his apartment. weirdly, it seems as if they had been living there for quite some time.


daniel. 2016. university of malta. as director of photography
(director: philip magri)

as night turns to day, a young man recalls his past relationship with an older man and faces the ultimate test that could help him come-of-age


kenneth scicluna
+356 79452420