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 3rd edition of the Rima Film Festival will be taking place between the 12th-14th October at the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema in Valletta.


 12 October 2018: 7.30pm
13 & 14 October 2018: Shows at 6.30pm and 8pm

Friday 12th

Marsapolis (2017, Malta, 10 mins)
Introduced by Emmanuel Tut-Rah Farah
Un gout sucre-salé (2018, Malta, 5 mins)
Introduced by Katel Delia
Short films produced in the workshop Mahalla Malta.

Saturday 13th

walnut tree (2015, Documentary, Netherlands, 92 mins).
The order of the things (2017, Drama, France, Italy, Tunisia 115 mins)
Introduced by Dagmawi Yimer

Sunday 14th

Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer (2016, Netherlands, 18 mins)
Summertime (2007, Italy, 20 mins)
Introduced by Marcella Vanzo

A dysfunctional cat (2018, Drama, Germany, 93 mins)

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