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.

Here are the films selected for this section:

‘Anote’s Ark’ by Matthieu Rytz (Canada)

‘Black Mother’ by Khalik Allah (Jamaica, USA)

‘Somewhere in Tonga’ by Florian Schewe (Germany, Tonga)

‘Green Days by the River’ by Michael Mooleedhar (Trinidad & Tobago)

‘Ma’ohi Nui, In the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies’ by Annick Ghijzelings (Belgium)

Full Programme of the festival will be announced on Friday 25 May 2018. You can purchase your festival pass here.