Fortunata Review by Melita Cameron-Wood

Sergio Castellitto’s Fortunata had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival this year and opened the Valletta Film Festival shortly afterwards. Jasmine Trinca, who plays the eponymous role, was awarded the title of best actress for her performance in the film by the jury of Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival this year. Trinca […]

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‘Fortunata’ by Sergio Castellitto to open 3rd Valletta Film Festival

‘Fortunata’, the new film by established Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitto will be opening the third edition of Valletta Film Festival. The 10-day festival, organised by Film Grain Foundation will take place from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 June 2017.  Over 40 feature films and 25 short films will be shown at several open-air and indoor venues around […]

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Festival Poster for 3rd Valletta Film Festival

Film Grain Foundation is proud to present the poster of the 3rd edition of the Valletta Film Festival. Showing a celluloid flying over a cartoonish skyline of Valletta, this year’s poster manifests the fun and joy that the festival will offer under a crescent moon that will light the skies and buildings of the capital city on most days […]

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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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