Calling all film and nature enthusiasts! The MedFilm film festival is coming to Malta
Name a better combo: Film festival + spreading awareness on environmental and social issues.
Our country will be welcoming the first-ever edition of ‘MedFilm in Malta – We Love the Sea’; a film festival that explores the beauty, fragility, and vastness of our seas whilst acclaiming it as the fulcrum of our cultures.
Its mission? To celebrate diversity and encourage dialogue between the distinct cultures in the Mediterranean by bringing together a number of films.
What to expect
MedFilm aims to bring together cinema and nature by using storytelling as a way to raise awareness about environmental and social issues the world is currently facing.
The two-day festival is set to kick off on 21st January at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta and will feature eight works – four feature films and four short films.
The films were chosen directly from the 27th edition of the MedFilm Festival happening now in Rome.
Festivalgoers will be treated to a screening of four National Geographic documentaries followed by a talk from the Eco Marine Malta Team.
Whilst addressing the media in a pre-festival launch, Mr Giovanni Costantino from Costantino Films Ltd quoted Italian poet Cesare Pavese who wrote: "What world lies beyond this sea I do not know, but every sea has another shore, and I will arrive."
"This festival seeks to celebrate cultural differences in the Mediterranean region, helping us get to know each other and strengthening dialogue between us,” Mr Constantino added.
MedFilm in Malta is a collaborative project organised by Costantino Films Ltd and the MedFilm Festival of Rome, with support from the Arts Council Malta.
The festival is chaired by Ginella Vocca and Giovanni Costantino and is part of an international partnership with the film festivals of Formentera, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Ortigia, Alghero and Montenegro, supported by National Geographic.
If you'd like to explore the festival further, more information is available here and here.