The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), organized by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place between the 3 and 11 June 2016. Over forty international films will have their Maltese premieres, in various open-air venues around Valletta.

VFF will include more films of various sections, more events and a new sidebar section entitled ‘Teens Only’, showcasing films for teenagers from the ages of 13-18,” Oliver Mallia, one of the directors of the Festival said.

The others section will be Without Borders (focusing on the cinema of Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Iran) and Islanders (celebrating the cinema from and about islands, taking us around the world via the many waters of the earth).

Seven feature films, seven documentaries and 26 short films will be competing for the Triton Awards in Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short Film. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 11th June at Fort St Elmo.

VFF will also include Masterclasses on ‘Directing Actors’ and ‘Writing the Short Film’, as well as the Conference of Small Nations, which are supported by the Malta Film Commission.


Source: medNews