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Discover Unity Through Film at the Mediterrane Film Festival in Malta

Mediterrane Film Festival Launches This Year's Masterclasses
Jun 18 2024 Share

The second edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival will take place from June 22nd to 30th, 2024, featuring the theme “Unity Through Film.”

Under the leadership of new artistic director Teresa Cavina, the festival promises a film journey celebrating diverse storytelling and creative innovation from around the Mediterranean and beyond.

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This year’s festival boasts a meticulously curated official selection spread across four distinct programming lines. The Main Competition highlights 15 films from the Mediterranean region, competing for the Golden Bee Awards, to be announced on June 30th. The Out of Competition section features films from every corner of the world, showcasing global film excellence.

The Mare Nostrum category, meaning “Our Sea,” focuses on narrative and documentary films that delve into themes of nature, sustainability, and the environment, promoting a global conversation on these critical issues. Lastly, the Future Visions segment introduces cutting-edge immersive reality projects, including 360° videos and XR installations, offering a glimpse into the future of storytelling.

Film screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions will be available to the public from June 23rd to 29th. Tickets can be reserved online at www.mediterrane.com/tickets

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Don’t miss this out on 45 screenings from 34 countries, including an outdoor theatre at Pjazza San Gorg.

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Hungover England Fan Wakes Up In Empty Stadium After Three Lions’ Win

Hungover England Fan Wakes Up In Empty Stadium After Three Lions' Win
Jun 18 2024 Share

In the latest hilarious Euro 2024 incident, an England fan found himself waking up at 4 AM inside the Arena AufSchalke stadium after falling asleep during England’s 1-0 victory over Serbia. The fan, whose video has since gone viral, captured the surreal moment as he awoke to find himself alone in a completely empty stadium.

 

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The video shows the groggy fan, seemingly hungover and bewildered, as he looks around the vast, deserted stands. According to the fan’s account, he dozed off during what he described as a rather uneventful match and remarkably, was not disturbed throughout the entire night. The Arena AufSchalke staff, apparently, either missed or simply left the sleeping supporter undisturbed.

As the video continues to make the rounds online, it has drawn reactions ranging from laughter to disbelief, with many joking about the dedication required to support a team even through the most monotonous of matches. The fan’s unexpected overnight stay at the stadium has certainly added a humorous twist to England’s victory celebrations and serves as a reminder of the unpredictable and often entertaining nature of football fandom.

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Austrian Fan Snaps Baguette to Taunt French Supporters

Austrian Fan Snaps Baguette to Taunt French Supporters
Jun 18 2024 Share

In a playful but bold move, an Austrian fan hilariously taunted French supporters by snapping a baguette in front of them ahead of the highly anticipated Euro 2024 clash between Austria and France. This act of provocation took place just outside the stadium in Germany, where both teams were set to kick off their campaigns in Group D on Monday evening.

The Austrian supporter’s move quickly became the talk of the fan zones around the world. Mirroring the infamous Albanian fan’s snapping of pasta in front of Italian supporters, breaking the quintessential symbol of French culture right in front of their rivals was a clever and humorous attempt to ruffle some feathers.

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Despite the light-hearted banter and the spirit of competition, the match that followed saw Austria narrowly defeated by France with a 1-0 loss. The French side, known for their formidable prowess on the field, managed to secure the win, leaving Austrian fans to savour their pre-match antics rather than a victory.

The incident added a touch of humor to the evening and followed what seems to have become a trend amongst Euro 2024 followers in the damaging or breaking of quintessential national dishes ahead of heated games.

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Why Ukraine Players Wear Flags Around Their Shoulders

Jun 18 2024 Share

In a poignant display of solidarity during this year’s UEFA Euro, the Ukrainian national football team has made a powerful tradition of draping their national flag over their shoulders before international matches.This symbolic gesture, initiated in response to the ongoing conflict in their homeland, first took root following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The tradition began in earnest on 1st June 2022, when the Ukrainian players donned their national flags for the World Cup qualification play-off against Scotland at Hampden Park. This marked the first collective act of this kind for the national team. Prior to this, gestures of support had been seen at club level, such as when Everton players showed solidarity with their Ukrainian teammate Vitaliy Mykolenko by emerging with flags after the invasion started.
The significance of this act is profound. Wearing the flag serves as a public declaration of national pride and defiance against aggression, especially as Ukraine continues to endure the impacts of the war.
Yesterday, Ukraine suffered a 3-0 loss to Romania in Matchday 1 of 3 of the group stages.

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