The RIMA FILM FESTIVAL is a showcase of films that reveal the diverse and subjective experience of exile and migration.

While many of the cinematic and media portrayals on migration that reach us primarily focus on the negative experiences of migration, the stories being told during this festival cleverly and beautifully touch on the temporal and subjective psychological questions that exile triggers. Importantly, almost all these stories are defined by the main storyteller – by those who have experienced exile.

The festival will take place on two consecutive weekends: from the 26th till the 29th of October, and the 2nd till the 4th of November, at two separate venues: Casa Pereira and the Malta Postal Museum in Valletta, from 8pm onwards.

The Festival pays homage to Senegalese film director, actor, orator, composer and poet Djibril Diop Mambety who gained international acclaim for his experimental cinematic technique and non-linear narrative style. The unconventional Mambety made poetic and revolutionary films on both departure (Touki Bouki) and return to homeland (Hyene).

This festival will represent diverse representations of displacement: the imagined, necessary, collective, solitary, forced and voluntary; in the context of different scenarios: cities, mountains, forests, and the sea.

Festival tickets:
1 day pass: 4 euro (in advance), 6 euro (at the door)
2 weekend festival pass: 20 euro

Tickets can be bought from the RIMA website here.

For further information and to view the film festival programme visit the Facebook event page or the RIMA website.