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Without Borders 2016 : The Cinema of the Middle-East

WITHOUT BORDERS, one of the non-competitive sections of Valletta Film Festival, will focus this year on the cinema of the Middle East bringing to local audiences seven film premieres from various Middle Eastern countries. ‘SAND STORM‘ a film from Israel, this year’s Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance Film Festival, will open this section on Saturday […]

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‘Inhebbek Hedi’ to open the 2nd Valletta Film Festival

The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival will open on Friday 3 June 2016 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal with the Malta premiere of the Tunisian multi-award winning feature film ‘Inhebbek Hedi‘, a film attesting to the rebirth of Tunisian cinema. ‘Hedi’ winner of the prestigious Silver Bear for Best Actor and the Best First Feature Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival , is […]

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Press Accreditation for VFF 2016

Press Accreditation for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival is now open. Accreditation is required to gain access to Valletta Film Festival screenings, advance screenings, events and other associated events. Interested individuals  are kindly requested to fill in and send this application by 15 May 2016. Any accreditation requests received after this date will be subject to […]

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Volunteer Programme 2016

Film Grain Foundation is now accepting applications for the Valletta Film Festival Volunteer Programme 2016. In 2015, over 70 volunteers participated in this programme and helped in the organisation of the first edition of the film festival. An information meeting about the programme will be held on Saturday 13th February at 1030am at the Music Room of […]

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Valletta Film Festival at Berlinale 2016

Members of Film Grain Foundation will be attending the European Film Market at the 66th Berlin Film Festival from 14th to 21st February.  We are looking for films to populate the following sections:- International Feature Film Competition – International Documentary Competition – International Short Film Competition – Without Borders: Focus On Films From The Middle East Region – […]

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New in 2016: A new section for TEENS ONLY

TEENS ONLY will be a new competitive section at Valletta Film Festival consisting of five to seven coming of age pictures with themes related to young audiences particularly teens between the ages of 13 and 17 years. The inclusion of this section at Valletta Film Festival will help create a bridge between filmmakers and young […]

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Call for films to open on 5 October 2015

Submissions for the 2nd edition of the Valletta Film Festival will open on Monday 5th October 2016. The deadlines for entries are as follows: Early Bird Submissions close on Monday 30th November 2015 Regular Submissions close on Monday 1st February 2016 Late Submissions close on Monday 29th February 2016 The festival is made up of […]

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2nd Valletta Film Festival – 3-11 June 2016

Following the success of the inaugural edition of Valletta Film Festival (VFF) that took place in June 2015, Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce that the second edition of the festival will be held from Friday 3rd to Saturday 11th June 2016. Calls for feature films, documentaries and short films to participate in this […]

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Winners at Valletta Film Festival 2015

The feature film ‘AN‘ directed by Naomi Kawase won Best Film at the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival that was held between 15th and 21st June 2015. In her acceptance speech, transmitted from Japan, Kawase thanked the jury for the award and stated that the film is a very simple story going through the […]

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