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MALTA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MALTA INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: 24th, 27th, AND 30th APRIL AND 4th MAY 2019
WHERE: GRAND HARBOUR VALETTA, MALTA
COST: FREE

Every year since 2003, the stunning Island of Malta has held a Pyro-musical event which brings together both the local firework factories and international display companies for the entertainment of the masses.

Fireworks, in general, are a year around pastime over in Malta and they love em.  Whether the usual Maltese Shells (which are expertly hand made and specially created shells) or the Nar tal-Art (mechanized ground firework festival).

There are 35 firework factories on the Island which are all fiercely competitive but due to the large numbers covering such a small area and given that almost every old householder there is also involved in the production of pyrotechnics in some way, sadly, this does also give rise to an increase in the number of firework-related incidents on the island.  The factories each have their own professional team involved in both the mechanical firework competition and the International Pyro-musical Competitions held annually.

The Feast days or ‘Festi’ have always been celebrations around the numerous Saint’s days and are a true spectacle and were originally musket fire and cannon shot referred to as ‘Feu de Joie’ (fire of joy) which were used for the birth of a new Royal Baby, the election of a new Pope or indeed the election of a new Grand Master of the Order of Knights.

Last year, the competition was won by the USA represented by Rozzi Fireworks who picked up the Gold Award.  Rozzi was founded in 1895 by the great grandfather of the current director of the company who emigrated to the USA from Italy.  Rozzi was one of the original companies to choreograph pyro and music together and today, create spectacular displays for everything from small community events to full-on spectacles for hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Local team St Mary’s Ghaxaq received the first runner up and the team from Phoenix Fireworks in the UK lifted the second runner up award.  They were all incredible, but I have to say the specialist shells used in the display from St Mary’s were just stunning.

We will bring you more information about the competition entrants once it is made available.

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COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: COURCHEVAL INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHEN: 14TH FEBRUARY – 7TH MARCH 2019
WHERE: COURCHEVEL, FRENCH ALPS
COST: FREE TO WATCH

This year sees the 17th Annual International Firework Festival take place in February and March of this year. There will be 8000 spectators in attendance to see the firework shows intensified by the stunning snow-covered backdrops and fabulous live music.

Courchevel is one of the prime ski resorts in the French Alpine region and boasts 600 kilometers of pistes ranging from 23 of the easy green runs for beginners to 10 black runs which are incredibly difficult and are really for experts only.

This year 4 teams will battle it out over the snow-capped mountains to lift the trophy and we wish them all the very best of luck.

Here is a snippet of the promotional video about the event:

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PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION
WHEN: FROM 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 – 23RD MARCH 2019
WHERE: SM MALL OF ASIA, SEASIDE BOULEVARD, BAY CITY, PASAY
COST: FREE FROM VARIOUS SPOTS AROUND THE VENUE BUT TICKETS INCLUDING DINNER ARE AVAILABLE

This magnificent event is purported to be one of the biggest and best in the international events in the pyrotechnic calendar and is supported by the team from Platinum Fireworks who are considered amongst pro firers as the nicest and most helpful set of people out there today.

Platinum Fireworks were previous winners of Globalfest in 2017 when they swept the board, picking up awards in all four categories and they picked up a prestigious second place at Pyromagic in Poland earlier this year been narrowly beaten into first by the UK’s Pyrotex Fireworx and more recently picked up the win in the 4th Wanzai International Firework Competition much to the absolute delight of everyone in the industry. In fact, we recently had visitors from China who commented about this so this team are widely acknowledged across the world.

The aim of the competition is to find who can put together the best show with the most incredible effects but still able to capture the emotions of the music being utilised.

The event runs every Saturday for 5 weeks and will include 2 shows per night over the stunning Manilla Bay.

The competition for 2019 looks like this:

• 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC
FINLAND OY PYROMAN

• 23RD FEBRUARY 2019 ITALY MARTELLO S R L
BELGIUM C B F PYROTECHNICS

• 2ND MARCH 2019 GERMANY STEFFES OLLIG FEUERWERK
PORTUGAL PIROTECNIA MINHOTA

• 9TH MARCH 2019 CHINA POLARIS FIREWORKS
FRANCE BREZAC ARTIFICES

• 16TH MARCH 2019 POLAND SUREX FIRMA RODZINA
UK PYROTEX FIREWORX

• 23RD MARCH 2019 CANADA FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
PHILIPPINES PLATINUM FIREWORKS INC

This year celebrates 10 years of the ‘Brightest show on earth’ and long may it continue.

Here is a video from the winners Pyrotex Fireworx:

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