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Teresa Cavina Appointed Artistic Director of Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival


Italy’s Teresa Cavina has been appointed artistic director of Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival, the second edition of which will run June 22-30 in Valletta, the island’s capital.

Cavina, who has over 20 years of experience in programming and artistic director roles at festivals including Locarno, El Gouna, Rome, Venice and Abu Dhabi, is structuring the Mediterrane fest’s selection in four programming strands: In Competition, featuring films from across the Mediterranean; Out of Competition, featuring films from the rest of the world; Mare Nostrum — “Our Sea,” showcasing narrative and documentary films dedicated to sustainability and the environment; and Future Visions, a selection of experimental VR projects.

The Mediterrane fest’s inaugural pilot edition last year featured a total of 24 films, nine of which competed for the Golden Bee Awards. Over 300 film professionals attended, according to a statement. Talent that made the trek to Malta included Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Jared Harris, Natascha McElhone and Joaquim de Almeida.

“It is an incredible honor for me to lead the artistic direction of a festival dedicated to all Mediterranean countries and beyond,” said Cavina in a statement. “We want Mediterrane to be a place of culture and global exchange, a place that enables films to get made and careers to be launched. We want it to be an unmissable event that will contribute to shaping the future of Mediterranean filmmaking.”

Commented Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech:”With Malta’s unique geographic position, throughout our history, we have been a bridge between the different nations of the Mediterranean. A bridge between the continents of Europe and Africa. A bridge between Europe and the world.”