‘Luzzu’ Chosen As Malta’s Submission For The Academy Awards


Following last month’s National open call, The Malta Academy Selection Committee is thrilled to announce that the film selected as Malta’s submission for the 94th edition of the Oscars under the section ‘International Feature Film’ is Luzzu!



Written and directed by Alex Camilleri, Luzzu tells the fictional story of Jesmark, a struggling fisherman, who must turn his back on generations of tradition and risk everything by entering the world of black-market fishing to provide for his wife and new-born baby.


Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites every country to submit one film to compete in the Best International Feature Film category.



A shortlist of 15 finalists is set to be announced on December 21. The final five nominees will then be announced on February 8, 2022, and then concluding in the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in LA!


The Malta Academy Selection Committee is cooperatively spearheaded by the Malta Producers’ Association (MPA) and the Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts association (MEIA).



The selection panel consists of 11 local individuals coming from diverse backgrounds related to or within the industry. Skill sets range from acting, directing, producing and cinematography as well expertise with Computer Generated Images (CGI), to film critiquing and academia.