FESTIVALS: The 2nd Mediterrane Film Festival Announces First Titles

    FESTIVALS: The 2nd Mediterrane Film Festival Announces First Titles credit: Mediterrane FF

    VALLETTA: Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival has announced the first titles from its Main Competition, as well as from the Out of Competition and Mare Nostrum sections. The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission from 22 to 30 June 2024 under the theme Unity through Film.

    The festival includes four programmes: Main Competition (with films from across the Mediterranean), Out of Competition (films from the rest of the world), Mare Nostrum (narrative and documentary films dedicated to sustainability and the environment), and Future Visions (a selection of immersive VR projects). Alongside screenings, the festival will include an industry strand with a series of panels and masterclasses from notable industry figures.

    The 12 films in the Main Competition will vie for Best Feature Film, Acting Performance, Screenwriting, Production Design, Creative Technical Performance and the special Jury Award.  Additionally, the Out of Competition strand will have a People’s Choice Award, and the Mare Nostrum Feature Award will be judged by a jury made up of festival directors and programmers.

    “At a time of unprecedented instability and division across the world, the Mediterrane Film Festival has a very special role to promote, as our festival tagline says loud and proud, Unity Through Film. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to promote dialogue and understanding between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. That’s why I am delighted that in competing for this year’s Golden Bee awards there will be films from countries new to the festival: Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Jordan. They will compete alongside returning nations, including Italy and Croatia,” said Malta’s Film Commissioner, Johann Grech.

    Main Competition:

    Backstage (Morocco, Tunisia, Belgium, France, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia)
    Directed by Afef Ben Mahmoud, Khalil Benkirane

    Hayat (Turkey)
    Directed by Zeki Demirkubuz

    Kinds of Kindness (Ireland, UK)
    Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)

    The Strangers’ Case (Jordan)
    Directed by Brandt Andersen

    Tuesday (UK, USA)
    Directed by Daina O. Pusić (Croatia)

    Sweet Dreams (the Netherlands, Sweden)
    Directed by Ena Sendijarević (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    Who Do I Belong to (Tunisia, France, Canada)
    Directed by Meryam Joobeur

    Click HERE for the press release.