VALLETTA: The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), organised by the Film Grain has already kicked off in the Maltese capitol with a programme of 42 international films that will have their Maltese premiers between 3-11 June.
The emphasis is on open-air venues with the opening night held at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, with the premier of Inhebbek Hedi, a Tunisian film by award-winning director Mohammed Ben Attia.
One of the highlights of this year is special guest Sir Alan Parker, the director of Midnight Express, Evita and The Life of David Gale, who will be present in Malta to celebrate Valletta’s 450th anniversary with a special screening of Midnight Express, which was shot in Malta.
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.
VFF will also include Conference of Small Nations, which is supported by the Malta Film Commission.
Click here for full details of both the VFF festival and the Conference of Small Nations.