Organized by the Film Grain Foundation, the Valletta Film Festival is Malta’s largest cinematic event, screening over forty feature films and twenty-five short films at indoor and open-air cinemas around the city. The festival, being held between the 8th and the 17th of June 2018, is made up of three competitive sections adjudicated by international juries and a number of sidebars that focus on films from different islands around the world, coming-of-age cinema and a retrospective dedicated to an established film director.

Another section titled ‘Without Borders’ – that focuses on a different region of the world each year – will feature the cinema of East Asia. A biennial conference on the Cinema of Small Nations will also be held during the 2018 festival, together with a series of talks, debates, workshops and other activities that make it a contemporary and relevant event within our European Capital of Culture.