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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Terry Gilliam is Master of Cinema 2016

The highly acclaimed American film director Terry Gilliam will be celebrated at this year’s Valletta Film Festival through the screening of a number of his films as part of the Masters of Cinema section. Gilliam has brought his visionary and unusual mindset to an array of films that continue to provoke debate and entice audiences into […]

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‘Amateur Teens’ selected for the new Teens Only section

‘AMATEUR TEENS‘, a modern drama about a group of 14-year-old school children whose daily life is shaped by the power of social media is the first film selected for in the new TEENS ONLY section. The section will consist of five coming-of-age films with themes related to young audiences particularly teens between the ages of 14 […]

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Competition: ’24 Weeks’ to compete for Triton Award

‘24 WEEKS‘ is the first feature film selected to compete for the TRITON AWARD at this year’s Valletta Film Festival. The powerful drama directed by Anne Zohra Berrached presents to us Astrid, a successful cabaret performer and her supportive husband MarKus dealing with a crucial question – what should they do with the child that Astrid is […]

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Islanders: Berlinale Winner ‘Fuocoammare’ heading to Valletta

‘FUOCOAMMARE‘, a documentary about the neighbouring island of Lampedusa, this year’s Golden Bear winner at Berlinale will be shown at Valletta Film Festival on Wednesday 8 June 2016 as part of Islanders. Directed by Gianfranco Rosi, the film tells the story of an island that for the past twenty years has become the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis. […]

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