The National Arts Awards 2019 – Part 1
Written by Ylenia Callus
A great selection of contenders but only one can win the Arts Awards per category.
We have an interesting selection of nominees , so let’s break it down.
Best Creative Enterprise
- Stargate Studios
Stargate Studios is an international post-production studio with over 150 artists, supervisors and producers. The studio has taken care of creating visual effects for shows like Medici- Masters of Florence, American Gods, El Principe and more.
Stargate Studios Official Website: https://stargatestudios.com.mt
- Anvil Game Studios
Anvil Game Studios is a company which develops games based in Malta. They have set out to develop a game entitled Holdfast Nations at War. The game was released on 21st September 2017. The platform is PC.
Anvil Game Studios Official Website: http://anvilgamestudios.com/presskit/
If you want to check out the game visit: http://anvilgamestudios.com/presskit/sheet.php?p=holdfast_nations_at_war
- Ernest and the Pale Moon
Ernest and the Pale Moon is a gothic-style horror play directed by Denise Mulholland which draws its inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. The performance was produced by The Shrinking Violets a new theatre collective led by Maria Buckle, Jo Caruana and Chiara Hyzler
For more information on Shrinking Violets please follow: https://b- m.facebook.com/shrinkingvioletsmalta/
- Valletta 2018 Opening Ceremony
A European celebration of the opening of Valletta 2018 in the Capital City of Valletta
For more information please visit: https://valletta2018.org/cultural-programme/valletta- 2018-opening/
Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) performed an original musical written and directed by Denise Mulholland, with music and lyrics by Luke Saydon. The musical Hush focused on a peculiar boy called Gus Nightingale and his stoic struggle to find his voice in a world coloured by silence.
To find out more about Hush visit: https://valletta2018.org/cultural-programme/hush/
- A Hero’s Life
The Malta Philarmonic Orchestra are known to being Malta’s leading music ensemble. Recent past productions include Disney in Concert: Beauty and the Beast (16th February) and Birds in Music (23rd February).
For more information please visit: http://www.maltaorchestra.com
- The Crucible
The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Hunt trials. The production was directed by Sean Buhagiar and performed at the Manoel Theatre.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2118336841718809/
The background photo is a picture of the official award designed by the artist Kane Cali