The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival, organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place between the 3rd and 11th June 2016. Over forty international films will have their Maltese premieres during the festival, in various open-air venues around Valletta.
The Opening night will be held at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, with the local premiere of Inhebbek Hedi, a Tunisian film by Mohammed Ben Attia. At the ceremony, the two main actors of the film, Majd Mastoura, winner of Best Actor at the 66th International Berlin Film Festival, and Rym Ben Messaoud, will be present to launch proceedings. 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. 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. Other sections include films from the Middle East, films from and about islands and a retrospective of Terry Gilliam.
Tickets available online from www.vallettafilmfestival.com.
Festival passes, allowing access to all the screenings, masterclasses and events, are also on sale.
The programme may be found here: http://www.vallettafilmfestival.com/programme/