FNE Malta Focus 2023: First Mediterrane Film Festival Announces Lineup

    Carmen by Valerie Buhagiar Carmen by Valerie Buhagiar credit: Falkun Films

    VALLETTA: Nine films from each of MED9 nations, including Carmen by Valerie Buhagiar, DOG by Yianna Americanou, Safe Place by Juraj Lerotić and Orchestra by Matevž Luzar, are in the Official Selection of the 1st edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, running in Valletta 25-30 June 2023.

    A short list of nominees in various categories will be announced close to the festival.

    The jury will be headed by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission, and it will include Croatian actor Zlatko Burić, Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali, Maltese critic Mario Azzopardi, Slovenian journalist Tina Poglajen, French actor/director Vahina Giocante, Greek producer Amanda Livanou, Italian journalist Boris Sollazzo, Portuguese journalist/programmer José Vieira Mendes and Spanish programmer Carlos Reviriego.

    The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission and it will be a platform for Malta to attract further film business to the islands, but it will also showcase films from each of the MED9 nations (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain).

    Mediterrane Film Festival 2023 Official Selection:

    DOG (Cyprus, Greece)
    Directed by Yianna Americanou
    Produced by Filmblades 
    Coproduced by Viewmaster Films, the Hellenic Public Broadcaster (ERT)
    Supported by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth - The Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, the Greek Film Centre, SEE Cinema Network

    Safe Place (Croatia)
    Directed by Juraj Lerotić
    Produced by Pipser
    Coproduced by December
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian RadiotelevisionEurimages

    Saint Omer (France)
    Directed by Alice Diop

    Magnetic Fields (Greece)
    Directed by Giorgos Gousis

    Nostalgia (Italy)
    Directed by Mario Martone

    Carmen (Malta, Canada)
    Directed by Valerie Buhagiar
    Produced by Falkun Films
    Coproduced by Aiken Heart Films
    Supported by the Malta Film Fund

    Alma viva (Portugal)
    Directed by Cristèle Alves Meira

    Orchestra (Slovenia, Croatia)
    Directed by Matevž Luzar 
    Produced by Gustav Film
    Coproduced by RTV Slovenija, Napravi Film, Pihalni orkester Svea Zagorje, 001Ready on Set, Unicasting, Noella, Sindikat
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Centre

    Alcarràs (Spain)
    Directed by Carla Simón