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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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Promotional Video of Valletta Film Festival

This is a short video produced to promote the first edition of Valletta Film Festival. It highlights the various aspects of the film festival and shows fantastic footage of Valletta including the open air venues that will be used to turn the City into a Cinema. The opening animation features two distinctive buildings that make up Valletta’s […]

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‘Taxi’ to open Valletta Film Festival

The Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce that the Iranian film ‘Taxi’ by Jafar Panahi, Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival last February will open the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival on Monday 15th June 2015.The film stars Panahi as a taxi driver shuttling people around the City of Tehran. Full of political charged content, […]

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Volunteer Programme Launched

Film Grain Foundation is currently receiving applications from individuals interested in volunteering for the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival. You can see a detailed presentation about the festival’s volunteer programme by opening this link. Interested individuals are invited to fill in the Volunteer Programme Application Form by not later than Tuesday 31st March 2015. Should you have any questions please […]

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Launch of Volunteer Programme

The Film Grain Foundation will be launching a Volunteer Programme for anyone interested in volunteering for the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival. We’re looking for volunteers to assist with promotion, hospitality, administration and operations. An information meeting will be held at St James Cavalier on Saturday 7th March at 1100hrs. Should you be […]

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