Free cinema and theatre festival for children and teenagers in Valletta

By Olga Prystai - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

From the 30th October to the 1st November, the Strada Stretta Concept, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, as part of the Valletta Cultural Agency, will be co-organising alongside the World of Harmony Film and Theatre School in Malta, Fairy Tale Island – a free cinema and theatre festival for children and teenagers aged between eight and 15 years.

This is the third time that the festival will be held in Malta, and the first time that it will take place in Strada Stretta, at The Splendid and surrounding venues, as well as City Theatre on Old Bakery Street in Valletta.

Members of the Russian-speaking community have produced this festival specifically for children and teenagers. The aim of the festival is for youths to come together to foster their creativity as well as to develop new forms of theatre and cinema alongside one another.

The educational centre World of Harmony Film and Theatre School in Malta has organised several exciting activities for those attending over the three days. These activities include giving the participants the chance to create their own films which will be shown at a professional film screening on the 30th November at The Splendid.

On the 31st November, the participants will be guided around Valletta on a tour which will highlight the city’s theatrical history. Furthermore, on the final day of the Festival the participants will have the opportunity to showcase their films at The City Theatre.

The detailed programme of the festival will be published on the Facebook event page. Due to the current restrictions, all those attending must wear a mask at all times. Furthermore, the number of audience members will remain limited and will function on a first come, first served basis. The event could be subject to further restrictions as indicated by Maltese authorities.  

For more information, you may follow the Strada Stretta Concept and the Valletta Cultural Agency on Facebook.

This content was supplied by the Valletta Cultural Agency