The Valletta Film Festival is a communal affair that shall transform Valletta from the 15th June to 21st June into a city-sized cinema. Various screenings will be held around different venues around Valletta including Embassy Cinemas, St. James Cavalier, Pjazza San Ġorġ, Pjazza Teatru Rjal and Fort St. Elmo.
A number of foreign films from different film genres will be showcased during the festival. Given Malta’s strategic geographical position, it functions as an intermediary between different cultures. The festival is divided into different sections: Documentaries, Feature Films, Islanders, Masters of Cinemas, Short Film, Special Screenings and Without Borders. The Islanders section deals with anything related to islands – the small size, using islands as film locations, etc, while the Without Borders section focuses on Scandinavian films. The Masters of Cinema section revolves around established films and also involves the Film Grain Foundation, the organisers of the festival, handing out awards to specific works.
The Festival also includes a competition section where participants are encouraged to submit films for three genres: feature films, documentaries and short films.
For more information, please visit the Valletta Film Festival official website.