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Following the success of the inaugural edition of Valletta Film Festival that took place in June 2015, Film Grain Foundation is organising the second edition of the festival from Friday 3rd to Saturday 11th June 2016.

Over forty international films will have their Maltese premieres during the festival, in various open-air venues around Valletta.

The Opening night will be held at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, with the local premiere of Inhebbek Hedi, a Tunisian film by Mohammed Ben Attia. At the ceremony, the two main actors of the film, Majd Mastoura, winner of Best Actor at the 66th International Berlin Film Festival, and Rym Ben Messaoud, will be present to launch proceedings.

One of the highlights of this year is special guest Sir Alan Parker, the director of Midnight Express, Evita and The Life of David Gale.

Seven feature films, seven documentaries and 26 short films will be competing for the Triton Awards in Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.

Other sections include films from the Middle East, films from and about islands and a retrospective of Terry Gilliam.

SOURCE: Visit Malta