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Call for Short Film Ideas

Film Grain Foundation is calling for short film ideas to form part of an anthology of short films titled “EWROPEJ” focusing on Malta’s relationship with the European Union. The films with a maximum duration of 5 minutes will be premiered during the 3rd edition of the Valletta Film Festival as part of the Cultural Programme of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council […]

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Valletta Film Festival selected for Arts Council Malta funding

Valletta Film Festival is one of six annual events selected for funding by Arts Council Malta under the festivals section of the Cultural Partnership Agreement scheme. Through this funding programme, Film Grain Foundation will be receiving annual financial support to cover part of the costs of the festival until 2019. Commenting about this announcement, Oliver Mallia, one of the founders of […]

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Islanders Selection at Zanzibar International Film Festival

The Islanders selection of the 2016 Valletta Film Festival will be travelling to Africa to be presented as part of the Festival of Festival section of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The presentation, to be held on Tuesday 12 July 2016 by VFF Programmer Angelique Muller, is supported by Cultural Export Fund’s Touring and […]

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List of Winners – Valletta Film Festival 2016

The second edition of Valletta Film Festival came to an end on Saturday 11 June 2016 with the Closing Ceremony and the screening of the winning film. Here are the winners: Best Feature Film – ‘The Yard’ Best Director – Tomasz Wasilewski for ‘United States of Love’ Best Actor – Soren Mailing for ‘Parents’ Best Actress – […]

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Juries – Valletta Film Festival 2016

Film Grain Foundation is proud to welcome several film directors, actors, screenwriters, festival organisers and critics that will be in Valletta as jury members of the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival. The three different juries for feature films, documentaries and short films will award a total of eight prizes for Best Feature Film, […]

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Chris Dingli: Master of Ceremonies at Valletta Film Festival 2016

Popular actor and comedian Chris Dingli will host the Opening Ceremony on Friday 3 June 2016 and the prize giving during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 11 June 2016. Classically trained at one of London’s top drama schools, Chris has played lead roles in London theatres as well as across the UK and in Europe, whilst working on film and […]

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Competition Lineup at Valletta Film Festival

Here are the seven films that will be competing for six Triton awards at Valletta Film Festival 2016: 24 Weeks by Anna Zohra Berrached The Yard by Mans Mansson Parents by Christian Tafdrup Pikadero by Ben Sharrock Rauf by Soner Caner and Baris Kaya United States of Love by Tomaz Wasilewski Mammal by Rebecca Daly All […]

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Documentary Competition at Valletta Film Festival 2016

These are the seven documentary films selected at Valletta Film Festival to compete for Best Documentary Award: Walls by Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina Hotel Machine by Emanuel Licha The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue Socotra – The Island of Djinns by Jordi Esteva Zud by Marta Minorowicz Hotel Dallas by Sheung-Lee Huang […]

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26 Short Films at Valletta Film Festival

26 short films representing 23 countries will be competing for Best Short Film at the second edition of Valletta Film Festival. The films will be presented in four two-hour programmes that will be screened at the cinema of Spazju Kreattiv at St. James Cavalier, Valletta. The mix of fiction and documentaries deal with broad number of themes […]

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Midnight Express director returning for Valletta Film Festival

Sir Alan Parker, the director of Midnight Express is to return to Malta for a special screening of the 1978 classic to be held at Fort St. Elmo, where parts of the film were shot. The British director whose filmography includes Mississippi Burning, Evita, Fame, Pink Floyd the Wall and The Life of David Gale will be in Malta on Saturday 4 […]

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