Valletta Film Festival 2019
Every year, since the beginning of this young festival in 2015, a new visual identity is created that follows the theme of the festival. The process of creating a festival identity usually begins with the main poster, based on which other materials are developed. This is at least the case for the first two festivals (2015-2016). The process itself was something different for the coming ones. As the festival grows, so the needs of the festival itself change. The last visual identity (2019) had a somewhat different design process where the initial approach required a broader view of the festival and its needs. New sections were born (Cinema of Small Nation Competition). New sub-projects of FGF and VFF were born (VFF Weekend, Valletta Film Lab…) In addition to the design of the main poster, merch, programs, catalogs and print materials, promo video and animations, marketing materials, and VFF Daily Paper are taken into account in the process. It is not enough to design a poster that dictates all of the above. It is necessary to understand all the needs of the film festival, the way it is expanding and developing as well as the demographics are changing from year to year.
Promotional video for Valletta Film Festival 2019. Video animation and editing by Andres Algeciras
The competitive section of the Valletta Film Festival is eligible only to films coming from thirty-four small nations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Six feature fiction and documentary films and 24 short films have been selected in this section.
Besides the Jury Awards, all the feature length titles selected will also be eligible for the festival’s Audience Award.
Valletta Campus Theatre will premiere all films from the Cinema of Small Nations.
Valletta Campus Theatre
Events, Masterclasses and Workshops
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
Cinema at Spazju Kreattiv SK
Masters of Cinema Section
Music Room at Spazju Kreattiv
The Cinema Bar by City Lights
Pjazza San Ġorġ
The Phoenicia Malta
Masters of Cinema
Without Borders Section
One of the new activities of VFF5 was to produce daily newspapers with different activities and information such as film schedule, the film in focus, guest, and jury panels.