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Valletta Film Festival 2017
June 16 - June 25| Tickets
Dates: 16- 25 June 2017
Venues: Various (Cinema and various other locations around Valletta)
The third edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF), organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place between the 16th – 25th June 2017, and will include a new venue and over 40 Maltese premiers of international films, with special guests lined up to attend.
For the first time in the history of VFF, Herbert Ganado Gardens will host films from Latin America, as well as special screenings from Japan and Sweden. The flagship venue will once again be Pjazza Teatru Rjal, which will host the Opening and Closing ceremonies, as well as the screenings for the In Competition titles. Other open-air screenings will take place at St George’s Square, while the indoor screens at Spazzju Kreattiv and Embassy Cinemas will show titles from the festival’s sidebars.
The festival will also be providing audiences with a Virtual Reality experience, set up at St George’s Square, as well as the screening of five short films produced by Film Grain Foundation in aid of Malta’s presidency of the European Union this year. The short films, collectively entitled ‘Ewropej’ portray the colour of Maltese identity within a European context.
The festival will kick off on 16th June with the Opening screening of ‘Fortunata’, the new film by established Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitto, which had its world premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last month.
Seven feature films, seven documentaries and 25 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 24th June at Pjazza Teatru Rjal.
VFF will also include various Masterclasses such as ‘Script Presentation and Film Pitching’ as well as a panel discussion on ‘Co-Production’.
Tickets can be bought online from www.vallettafilmfestival.com. Festival passes, allowing access to all the screenings, masterclasses and events, are also on sale.
- Spazju Kreattiv