Director Biography – Sarah Zammit

Come and meet Sarah Zammit, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Sarah Zammit

Sarah Zammit is a young filmmaker passionate about the arts; from traditional painting and drawing to that of storytelling. Sarah is currently studying film, with a specialisation in cinematography. Her style combines the use of colour and aesthetics to convey a narrative. In 2022, she directed her first short film, Darb’Oħra (Another Time); in which she delves into the elements of time and space through the theme of fantasy. She is currently in the process of developing other future projects that will enable her to further explore the artistic possibilities of filmmaking.

Film in competition – Darb’oħra (Another Time)

Synopsis: Ben, a young boy with a keen and curious mind, stumbles upon a charming little toyshop in the heart of a Maltese village. Intrigued by its potential mysteries, he wanders in. Among the mechanical treasures and skilled woodwork lying inside, Ben’s attention lingers on a mysterious hidden object on one of the shelves. Overwhelmed by his curiosity, he discovers something he could never have imagined, that will take him on a journey into the captivating mysteries of Time and Space.

Year: 2022

Runtime: 13’33

Production: University of Malta

Country: Malta

Language: Maltese

Student Project: Yes – University of Malta


  • Director: Sarah Zammit.
  • Writer: Sarah Zammit.
  • Producers: Jeanne Pierre Borg, Julian Guillaumier, Sarah Zammit.
  • Key Cast: Aidan Cauchi – “Ben”, Mark Mifsud – “Adult Ben”, Joe Quattromani – “Craftman”, Nadine Borg – “Lisa”, Naomi Said – “Ben’s sister”.