Kinemastik was founded in 2006 by a group of people from across Europe who share a great passion for film and theatre. Their aim is to satisfy the need for alternative, or as they call it, fringe film on the Maltese islands, while creating ‘an environment in which art and culture may flourish outside of the mainstream’.
Throughout the year, Kinemastik offers a diverse cultural programme. Every week, they hold their very popular film nights in various fringe locations around Malta including No 68 Art Gallery and MCA (Malta Contemporary Art gallery). They collaborate also with international festivals, filmmakers, musicians and artists to organise music nights, workshops and a much-needed space for the sharing and fusion of ideas.
Their greatest achievement every year is their International Film Festival (entry applications are available on the Kinemastik website). The finale of this festival is held at Gnien il-Gardjola, within the Valletta bastions overlooking the grand harbour; a perfect location for this open-air cinema bonanza.
Also, if you fancy something that bit different this Saturday, 30 May, Kinemastik is holding ‘The Exploding Cinema’ – a night of short films, followed by a debut concert of Bark Bark Disco and more music by Djs Bob and Vinc. Doors open at 9pm and entrance is EUR7, at the Ospizio Bastions in Floriana. More information can be found on Facebook.
See www.kinemastik.org for more information about their highly-acclaimed summer film festival and other events.