FNE Focus on Malta 2023: Mediterrane Film Festival Winners

    David Walliams during the Show at the Mediterrane Film Festival Awards Ceremony David Walliams during the Show at the Mediterrane Film Festival Awards Ceremony credit: Mediterrane FF

    VALLETTA: Alcarràs directed by Carla Simón won Best Feature Film at the first edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, organised by the Malta Film Commission in Valletta 25 – 30 June 2023. Croatian Juraj Lerotić received the award for Best Director, while the rest of the awards were almost shared between Italian Nostalgia and Portuguese Alma viva.

    Nine films from each of MED9 nations were in the Official Selection of the festival conceived as a platform for Malta to attract further film business to the islands, but also as a showcase for films from the MED9 nations (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain).

    The jury was headed by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission.

    A rich industry programme included panel discussions, masterclasses, roundtables and conferences on various topics and involving key persons in the world film industry.

    Click HERE for photos from the event.


    Best Feature Film:
    Alcarràs (Spain)
    Directed by Carla Simón

    Best Director:
    Juraj Lerotić for Safe Place (Croatia)
    Produced by Pipser
    Coproduced by December
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian RadiotelevisionEurimages

    Best Screenplay:
    Alice Diop, Amrita David for Saint Omer (France)

    Best Actress:
    Lua Michel for Alma viva (Portugal)
    Johann Grech Malta Film Commissioner and guest during the Red Carpet Arrivals at the Mediterrane Film Festival Awards Ceremony, credit Mediterrane FFDirected by Cristèle Alves Meira

    Best Actor:
    Pierfrancesco Favino for Nostalgia (Italy)
    Directed by Mario Martone

    Best Cinematography:
    Rui Poças for Alma viva (Portugal)

    Best Original Score:
    Amine Bouhafa for Alma viva (Portugal)

    Best Production Design:
    Carmine Guarino for Nostalgia (Italy)

    Best Costumes:
    Ursula Patzak for Nostalgia (Italy)

    Best Make-up and Hair Design:
    Marco Perna for Nostalgia (Italy)

    Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Hairstylist Marcelle Genovese