Poetry on Film is an initiative that beautifully merges the visual art of film with Malta’s rich literature. Each year, Maltese poems are selected to be adapted into a short film which then premieres at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Film Festival.

This year’s edition of the Festival will be happening between the 24th and the 26th of August at Fort Saint Elmo, starting at 8.00PM, with the two selected poetry films being premiered on Thursday 24th August and on Friday 25th August.

The first poetry film is an adaptation of Maria Grech Ganado’s poem Relazzjoni, by Nicky Aquilina and Lyanne Mifsud, which will be premiered on Thursday 24th.

The second is a poetry film of Victor Fenech’s work Fuq Għoljiet Dingli, by artist and academic Trevor Borg, which will be premiered on Friday 25th.

Both films will include an introduction by film director and lecturer Kenneth Scicluna.

This project is a Valletta 2018 collaboration with Inizjamed.