Islanders is a section of Valletta Film Festival open to productions that are mainly set on islands or produced by filmmakers that are citizens or residents of an island.

There are 49 islands in the world that are sovereign states and just as many that are dependent on other states or regions. There are also thousands of populated and unpopulated islands, scattered like little dots, on the map of this planet that we call home. Islanders is the cinematic archipelago of our planet, set in one of the smallest capitals of Europe – Valletta.

All films in this selection are eligible for the Valletta Film Festival Audience Award and will premiere at various festival venues.

The first films from this section will be announced in late April 2018.