The Ġurnata ma’ tal-Films event on Sunday saw a turnout of more than 33,000 people at Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara.

The one-day exclusive event, organised by Screen Malta, offered an engaging and educational experience for families of all ages.

One of the highlights was the Gladiator set. Maltese and Gozitan workers’ skill and craftsmanship played a central role in the creation of the hyper-realistic set.

The event featured a variety of interactive stands related to the film industry and activities that celebrated the art of filmmaking.

Children and adults alike had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of film production such as special effects, stunts, costume design, and underwater filming.

Many attendees commended an excellent job done all around, and praised the experience. However, like various other highly attended events on the island, many commented on finding it difficult to find parking spots, despite the free shuttle service, and the overall traffic congestion in the area.

Minister for Tourism and Public Cleanliness Clayton Bartolo remarked that the film industry in Malta is constantly growing.

“We are committed to creating more new careers where todays and future generations experience more opportunities for better jobs,” said Mr Bartolo.

On the other hand, Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech expressed his satisfaction with the strong turnout, “whereby people could see the exceptional work and creative arts within the industry.”

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