As VFF looks forward to celebrating international independent cinema for a third year, Transcripta lends their support to the Without Borders film category, plus we’re offering the chance to win special prizes through a short film of our own.
The annual Valletta Film Festival aims to bring stories from around the world to Valletta audiences through a curated program of the best in international films. Each year, the festival welcomes directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, writers and critics from around the globe to our shores.
Dialogue and exchange through cinematic creativity is at the heart of what we offer to festival-goers. So it’s fitting that for 2017, VFF’s region-focused Without Borders cinema section is made possible with the support of Transcripta. Our diverse team offers native proficiency in all major languages, translating an average of five million words annually for a broad spectrum of specialised areas, including European institutions and international firms.
Valletta Film Festival 2017
Between the 16th and the 25th June 2017, the third edition of the Valletta Film Festival will bring a dynamic selection of independent cinema to a variety of unique venues across the city.
Alongside indoor and outdoor screenings, talks, workshops and events, seven feature films will be competing for the Triton awards. Adjudicated by an international jury made up of directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, writers and critics, the competition is fierce every year.
Throughout the festival, a program of 25 short films will be also be running for the award for Best Short Film, plus the Documentary section will showcase seven hard-hitting documentary works.
Without Borders: A Latin Lens for 2017
The magical Herbert Ganado Gardens, boasting spectacular views of the Valletta Grand Harbour, will be the stage for the ‘Without Borders’ section hosted by Transcripta. This year’s event will be focusing on feature films from Latin America.
The curated selection for 2017 includes the complex and moving ‘Arabia’ by Affonso Uchôa and João Dumans (Brazil) and the gritty, atmospheric drama ’Woodpeckers’ by Jose Maria Cabral from the Dominican Republic.
The ‘Without Borders’ concept coincides with Transcripta’s mission as a facilitator of intercultural dialogue through translation services. All the films screened in this category are eligible for the Valletta Film Festival Audience Award too; so don’t forget to vote!
Translate and win!
To celebrate their support for Without Borders, the team at Transcripta have created their very own video, offering viewers an opportunity to test their linguistic skills and win a luxury weekend break at Carafa Valletta Residence, plus tickets to Valletta Film Festival’s exclusive closing events and cocktails at Cafe Society.
All you have to do is identify the languages spoken in Transcripta’s clip; Finnish, Greek or Klingon? Spot the languages and check the boxes to be in with a chance!
Save the date
The Without Borders section at Valletta Film Festival 2017 runs from Saturday 17th June until Saturday the 24th. For tickets, visit the VFF box office at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, or visit www.vallettafilmfestival.com to purchase online.
Tickets for all screenings and events can be purchased individually, and full festival passes are also available, giving the bearer access to all events, talks and screenings throughout the 10-day festival.
Make sure to try your hand at Transcripta’s competition before the closing date of 19th June to be in with a chance to win a weekend break at Carafa Valletta Residence. The result will be announced prior to the Without Borders screening on Wednesday 21st June.