Valletta Film Festival 2019

Valletta Film Festival is an annual event held in June at the capital city of Valletta on the Mediterranean Island of Malta. Over 40 feature films and twenty-four short films are screened annually at various indoor and outdoor venues around the city.

Originating in 2015, this budding festival has marked its presence consistently until 2019, culminating in a total of five vibrant editions from 2014 to 2019. Each year, a fresh visual identity has been meticulously crafted, mirroring the festival’s thematic essence. The creative journey often ignites with the flagship poster, which forms the bedrock for a spectrum of supporting materials. While this approach held steadfast during the initial two festivals (2015-2016), subsequent editions introduced variations reflective of the festival’s growth and evolving requirements.

As the festival expands, its landscape morphs. The most recent visual identity, hailing from 2019, embarked on a distinct design process, necessitating a more expansive understanding of the festival and its multifaceted demands. Fresh segments sprouted, including the esteemed ‘Cinema of Small Nation Competition,’ while additional sub-projects within FGF and VFF were born, including VFF Weekends, Valletta Film Lab, and more. Beyond the realm of the main poster, this meticulous process encapsulates merchandise, programs, catalogs, print materials, promotional videos, animations, marketing assets, and the VFF Daily Paper. Yet, crafting a poster encompassing this comprehensive array is merely a fraction of the equation. It’s paramount to grasp the entirety of the film festival’s ever-evolving requirements, its trajectory, growth, and the shifting demographics year by year. 🎬

Over ten days, Europe’s tiniest capital metamorphoses into a cinematic haven, playing host to screenings and events across historic edifices and picturesque squares.

Valletta Film Festival stands as Malta’s preeminent cinematic gala, attracting approximately 10,000 enthusiasts annually. The festival showcases a rich tapestry of over forty feature films and twenty-four short films, complemented by an array of enriching master classes and workshops.

From 2019 onward, the festival’s competition selection exclusively celebrates productions originating from thirty-four small nations spanning Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Within the extended-length film segment, a dozen captivating movies and documentaries will vie for an array of coveted awards, while up to twenty-four short films will be handpicked for the prestigious Best Short Film accolade.

Participating countries eligible for the esteemed Cinema of Small Nations Competition encompass an eclectic array: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Moldova, Norway, Northern Ireland, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Scotland, and Wales. For further details, delve into the comprehensive information here.

Among VFF5’s novel offerings was the daily newspaper production, an immersive compilation of crucial updates and activities, ranging from film schedules and featured highlights to guest appearances and jury panels.

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