First Indian films festival with a blend of Maltese productions
Vijay Krishna Acharya, a renowned international director and scriptwriter, especially in the Indian film industry, in the last 2 years has spent some months in Malt filming scenes from his production Thugs of Hindostan. Most of the scenes were filmed in Rinella. He said that in Malta he found the experience that he needed to build the ships. Krishna Acharya said that the film is an adventure that happened in India under English rule. Questioned about his experience in Malta, he said that he could live here. The director Krishna Acharya who will be in the jury in the festival said that he is proud to be back in Malta. Krishna Acharya said the festival level is very high both with the Indian and Maltese production, but he will look for a story which is told well and that will create emotions in the people that will watch the films. The festival will showcase 26 films, with 20 being Indian productions and 6 Maltese. The Festival, under Engelbert Grech’s direction will take place at St James Cavalier between 14th and 16th December.