Up-and-coming performing arts talent at the Maltese Islands Festival

Francesca Ragozzino

The 2020 edition of the Maltese Islands Festival of Drama, Dance, Music, and Singing will take place from the 4th to 8th March 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, and the Phoenicia Ballroom in Floriana, and the public is welcome to attend.

The MIF is an internationally-accredited performing arts festival aimed at children and young people from age four upwards. It takes the form of a competition, giving participants the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of an audience and panel of international judges, all experts in their field.

Now in its fourth year, the festival’s mission is to offer keen amateurs the opportunity to form an appreciation of artistic standards, to perform before a different type of audience, and to be assessed, encouraged and inspired by active professional adjudicators that they would not meet in any other way.

“The Maltese Islands Festival provides a platform for young people and adults to work on their performing arts skills,” says festival coordinator Antonella Mifsud, “The festival will present five days of drama, dance, music and singing performances, within a number of categories in all age groups, stemming from solo entries to group performances.

“The festival is also an opportunity for audiences to watch the variety of talent that our islands have to offer,” adds Mifsud, “It promises a variety of entertaining and educational performing slots for everyone to enjoy.” 

The Maltese Islands Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. It will take place from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th March from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm and on Saturday 7 March from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta; and on Sunday 8th March from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm at the Phoenicia Hotel Ballroom, Floriana. For further information about the festival please visit the website, and for booking visit www.kreattivita.org.