Columbus Jury’s Best Film at Valletta Film Festival 2017

The third edition of the Valletta Film Festival, organised by the Film Grain Foundation, announced its winners from the competitive section last night in a closing ceremony in the historic open air venue, Pjazza Teatru Rjal. Seven feature films competed for the awards of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Film. The […]

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Change in the air…Frágil Equilibrio comes to Valletta

Guillermo García López’s film came to Valletta Film Festival this year and was screened in Pjazza San Gorg, a place that seemed far from the hustle and bustle of on-screen Tokyo crossroads or the buzz of Madrid. The film is structured around the wisdoms of Uruguay’s Mujica, whose words bring us closer to understanding the […]

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“The world should be changed by the audience and not just by filmmakers” – Guillermo Garcia Lopez director of ‘Delicate Balance’

Sunday afternoon under the Talent Talk Tent saw Guillermo Garcia Lopez discuss his film Delicate Balance; a full length documentary that deals with universal issues through three stories in three different continents. Through these stories intertwined with messages by Uruguayan President, José ‘Pepe’ Mujica, we see ourselves reflected in the lives of African migrants, Spanish workers, […]

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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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