For the second consecutive year, The Phoenicia Malta is an official partner of Valletta Film Festival.
Held annually in June, Valletta Film Festival is Malta’s largest cinematic event attracting over 10,000 people to the Capital City to watch contemporary, progressive, independent cinema at various outdoor and indoor venues.
The fifth edition of the festival will take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 June 2019.
The Phoenicia Malta will be hosting many of the guests of the film festival including acclaimed Hungarian Film Director Béla Tarr who will be giving a masterclass in the Ballroom of the hotel on Saturday 22 June 2019.
On Monday 10 June 2019 the hotel will also be hosting the official launch of the festival and an open-air screening in its wonderful gardens. More details about this screening will be made available in May 2019.
The Phoenicia has always made a priority of supporting local culture and talent. We are extremely happy to be partnering with the Valletta Film Festival for the second year running as it “lights up” the city this June. – Director of Sales & Marketing Rob Bruno.
“The partnership between Film Grain Foundation and The Phoenicia Malta allows guests of the festival to receive the epitome of what local hospitality can offer. The Phoenicia Malta is first-rate and we’re proud to be renewing our collaboration for the second year running,” Festival Director Oliver Mallia said.
“The hotel’s history and location make it the perfect hotel for the Valletta Film Festival and the support received is allowing the foundation to bring more high-profile filmmakers to the island,” he added. “Last year, our guests were welcomed warmly by the sterling service provided by the team at The Phoenicia and we’re sure this year’s filmmakers will feel just at home,” he concluded.
The full programme of the festival will be announced in May 2019. However, Festival Passes and tickets for Béla Tarr’s Masterclass are on sale.