Ambassador Marisa Micallef recently attended a screening of "Simshar" directed by Rebecca Cremona which is currently in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.
Simshar is one of 83 films competing for 5 nomination spots which will then be competing for the 87th Oscar event to be held next February.
This film is inspired by true events that occurred in 2008 while the theme of immigration is also skillfully weaved in.
The screening on the 18th of November was held in West Hollywood and Ambassador Micallef noted a very positive reception from those present.
Ambassador Marisa Micallef said,” I was delighted to watch the film among the top industry professionals who received it so well. Many people in the USA are as yet unaware of the huge challenges faced by Malta and this very interesting film highlights the human face behind these challenges. We are very proud of Rebecca Cremona and the whole team that supported her."
During the month of November Ambassador Micallef also networked with contacts in LA, NYC and in the entertainment industry in general and elsewhere to support the film in every way possible.
Some sponsorship was also organised by Ambassador Marisa Micallef and the Embassy of Malta would like to thank.Honorary Consul General Hugh Cassar most especially for his much valued and appreciated sponsorhip which assisted this demanding campaign to promote the film Simshar, and Hon Consul General Louis Vella for his contacts and support with the Maltese community in San Francisco.