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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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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