4 Maltese short films will be shown during the international film festival of short film
Kinemastik is once again hosting the international film festival of short film, screening exciting, topical and ground-breaking short films on the 27th and 28th July at the Garden of Rest in Floriana.
A selection of award-winning shorts, including hybrid documentary and animation, scouted from international festivals such as The Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand in France, Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca and Locarno in Switzerland, will be screened alongside four Maltese shorts directed by Keith Tedesco, Charlie Cauchi, Thomas Georgi and Jimmy Grima (as part of collaboration with the Magna Zmien project)
The full selection of short films will be announced on the 15th July 2018.
As in previous years, the audience will get a chance to vote for their favorite film, and there will also be an international jury that will award the Golden Dot trophy to the lucky winner. The 2018 Jury consists of Andrew Gow, John Grech and Stephanie Sant.
The festival will once again feature ‘Krautrock Karaoke Project’ on Saturday 28th July, as part of the closing party. This will make it the 43rd volume for Kenichi Iwasa who is an artist, filmmaker and musician from Japan, based in London since 1997. Kenichi’s work relies heavily on improvisation and collaboration, and he is once again inviting local musicians and music enthusiasts for a night of disciplined hedonism, performing krautrock songs from CAN, NEU! and FAUST live! For more information on this jamming session please visit ‘Krautrock Karaoke vol.43 in Malta’ on Facebook.
Other local and foreign DJs that will spice up the dance floor on both nights, and in no particular order, include Dean Wengrow (UK), Sandra Zaffarese (MT), Uncle Al (UK), Capitol K (MT/UK), Steph Von Reiswitz (UK).
LITTLE ROCK PEOPLE (LRP)– Malta’s only short film festival for kids
On Sunday 29th July, Kinemastik will turn its attention to Little Rock People – the kids’ short film festival now in its 9th edition. LRP will also be taking place at the Garden of Rest.
Little Rock People aims to introduce a younger audience to the brilliant world of short film, through a selection of unpatronising and potentially challenging films that aim to provoke, question and entertain our discerning young festival goers. The evening culminates with the kids audience award and party.