Statement by Film Grain Foundation about Cinema City

Film Grain Foundation notes with disappointment that only months after stopping its financial support to the Valletta Film Festival the Government of Malta has now launched an outdoor cinema event titled Cinema City to be held in the same month when Valletta Film Festival was due to take place. The Foundation calls on the Government to immediately stop […]

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Statement from Film Grain Foundation regarding Valletta Film Festival 2020

Film Grain Foundation regretfully announces that the 2020 edition of the Valletta Film Festival will not take place. The Valletta Film Festival is one of the few national cultural events in Malta organised by a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-governmental organisation. Since 2015, Film Grain Foundation organised five editions of the Valletta Film Festival, making Malta part of […]

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Valletta Film Festival Weekend #2

VFF Weekend returns this January with 4 exciting titles, that will be premiered in Malta. Stitches (Šavovi)  Inspired by true events, set in contemporary Belgrade, STITCHES tells the story of a woman who firmly believes that her newborn baby was stolen from her 18 years ago, while she was told that her baby died. With […]

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Scriptwriting Workshop by Valletta Film Lab to be held in December 2019

Film Grain Foundation in collaboration with Initiative Film will be holding a Scriptwriting Workshop as part of Valletta Film Lab from Sunday 8th to Friday 13th December 2019. The workshop is intended to train Writer/Directors or Screenwriters currently developing a script for a feature length film. Valletta Film Lab is a training and development platform open to filmmakers from […]

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Summer Cinema 2019 – Free Open-Air Screenings Around Malta

Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce the first edition of Summer Cinema, a touring cinema concept around Malta and Gozo. Starting on Friday 2 August 2019, the foundation will be screening five classic gems at various open-air venues around the islands.  The first film, the award-winning film Il Postino will the shown at Wied […]

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The Swallows of Kabul wins Audience Award

Audiences at the fifth edition of Valletta Film Festival voted the french animation ‘The Swallows of Kabul’ as their favourite film. The 2D watercolour animation formed part of the Without Borders selection that focused on francophone films. The film is an adaptation of a novel by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra directed by Zabou Breitman and […]

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Talent Line-up at Valletta Film Festival 2019

Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce that the following film directors and actors will be attending this year’s Valletta Film Festival: Liliana Cavani, Director ‘The Night Porter’ Béla Tarr, Director ‘The Turin Horse‘ Amir Escandar, Actor,  ‘Aurora’ Max Malka, Producer, ‘Aurora’ Mario Mlakar, Editor, ‘Call Me Intern’ Judita Frankovic Actress, ‘Erased’ Tatyana Bellroy, Actress, […]

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Great Films, Glorious Setting

Valletta Film Festival have teamed up with the Malta Airport Foundation to bring the ultimate cinematic experience. Over eight starry summer nights, Pjazza San Gorg, Valletta’s most prominent square, will be transformed into an open-air cinema. With a carefully curated selection of unmissable titles, audiences are given the chance to come together and enter the fantastical world of film…and all […]

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Romantic Comedy ‘Aurora’ to Open Valletta Film Festival 2019

The fifth edition of Valletta Film Film will open with the Finnish romantic Comedy AURORA on Friday 14 June 2019 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, the flagship theatre of the festival. ‘Aurora’ is a melancholic blend of comedy and drama and is set in the snowy Finish region Lapland. Here, the aimless, heavy-drinking party girl Aurora […]

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