FNE at Cannes 2024: Mediterrane Film Festival Launch Party


    CANNES: The Malta Film Commission hosted a Cannes launch party for the second edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, which will be held from 22 to 30 June. The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission under the theme Unity through Film.

    Malta Film Commissioner Johann GrechMalta Film Commissioner Johann Grech set the stage for the event with a very well received speech laying out the principles of the event and the importance of cooperation across the Mediterranean region with Malta at the very heart of this cooperation. After the resounding success of the first edition of the festival, the MFC has released an impact assessment report that details the boost the event gave to the Malta economy.

    In an earlier statement Commissioner Grech said: “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 Teresa Cavinanations, including Italy and Croatia.”

    Malta is fast making a name for itself not only as one of the leading film locations in Europe for major Hollywood productions but also as a tech hub and the festival’s Future Visions section showcasing a selection of immersive VR projects.

    The first edition of the festival was a hub of creativity and collaboration, and displayed immense talent, both from Malta and internationally.

    Newly appointed festival artistic director Teresa Cavina outlined the highlights of the festival programme and also introduced the festival team, which includes the Malta Film Commission’s strategic planning manager Julian Guillaumier, who will be heading up the festival team.