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Kinemastik is a cultural NGO based in Malta, responsible for a year-round programme of film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, talks and short film production.
The Kinemastik International Short Film Festival takes place in July and is held over three days at The Garden of Rest, a deconsecrated cemetery overlooking the Marsamxett Harbour.
Kinemastik collaborates with international filmmakers and festivals to bring independent film to a local audience. The festival is now in its 15th year.
Kinemastik links local filmmakers to the world of cinema, providing them with a platform for their work, through local screenings as well as through worldwide distribution of locally produced works.
Kinemastik is supported by Arts Council Malta through a Cultural Partnership Agreement.

Kinemastik are:
Slavko Vukanovic – founder and president, Emma Mattei – founder, vice president & programmer of KISFF, Bojana Dimitrovska – founder and festival administrator, Sandra Zaffarese – art direction and production design, Jon Banthorpe – art direction, design and programmer of the children’s film festivals, Tom Van Malderen – creative consultant, Chris Bianchi and Steph Von Reiswitz – Illustrators/world builders, Ali Tollervey – photographer and Aleksandar Dimitrovski – founder and technical support.