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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30,000 views of VFF Promo video in 3 weeks

In less than a month, Valletta Film Festival’s promotional video has been seen over 30,000 times on social networks. This video, highlights the various aspects of the film festival and includes fantastic footage of Valletta, shot my Mark Cassar. The opening animation features two distinctive buildings that make up Valletta’s skyline; the dome of the Roman Catholic church […]

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‘Palio’ to close Valletta Film Festival

‘Palio’ a documentary film that world premiered a few weeks ago at the Tribeca Film Festival, will be premiered in Malta as the closing film of the Valletta Film Festival on Sunday 21st June 2015. The film tells the untold story behind the famous Palio di Siena and has been described as ‘a rare kind of documentary – muscular and […]

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Valletta Film Festival in Cannes

Members of the Film Grain Foundation will be attending the largest film event of the year – Cannes Film Festival Stay tuned to this website and follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to learn about the films that will soon be screening at the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival. See you in June!        

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Roland Joffé – Head of Jury

Palme d’Or Winner and Oscar® nominated director Roland Joffé will be heading the international jury of the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival. Joffé is one of the few directors—if any—to enter the cinematic medium with Oscar® nominations for each of his first two motion pictures. It marked an auspicious beginning for Roland Joffé […]

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