An intercultural journey and authentic emotional experience. The city of Palma welcomed numerous talented filmmakers, actors and cinema lovers again this year hosting a new edition of the exciting Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF).
Bridging Cultures and People
Sandra Seeling Lipski is the soul behind EMIFF. She founded and now directs the film festival. Now in its seventh year, the EMIFF again stays true to its mission: Bridging cultures and bridging people. Through international films the festival shapes a creative community for independent filmmakers to network, find inspiration and thrive on the exciting island of Mallorca. It also encourages the production of new films on our beautiful island.
About Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
The annual event offers an excellent option of networking with well-known and some of the most genius minds in filmmaking. EMIFF is both intimate and international as it is also breathtaking. Filmmakers gather every year on the island to ‘discover the next great generation of filmmakers and be inspired by industry experts’. And they never go home disappointed.
The festival, that has its headquarters in Mallorca, welcomes attendees from over 20 different countries. This makes it one of many international festivals in Mallorca. Over 100 films of different categories are presented during the event such as feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, animation films and more. The festival also presents the largest ‘Made in Baleares’ section for Balearic filmmakers which includes all categories.
We want the audience of EMIFF to be surprised and moved, we want to invite them to reflect with films that touch the heart and that transcend borders
Sandra Seeling Lipski – Founder of EMIFF
Press such as IMDB, Screen Daily and The Guardian have previously covered EMIFF. As well as Look Mallorca as one of the festival’s sponsors. The organizers are furthermore excited to be included on the prestigious international film festival list of MovieMaker Magazine. Shining a spotlight on Mallorca and their festival.
Information about the EMIFF 2018
During nine days, EMIFF will return to the Cineciutat rooms to fulfill its mission through the universal language of cinema. The festival includes the screening of over 100 films and an extensive program of parallel activities. The latter favor networking through talks, conferences and professional workshops. The Producers Club, Pitch Workshop, Pitch Forum and Café Con Cine are only a few examples.
The seventh EMIFF will once again award the Evolution Honorary Award and the Evolution Vision Award to a person from the audiovisual world whose career path reflects the mission of the festival, uniting cultures and uniting people. Since its creation, the organization has recognized with this award the actor Danny DeVito and the Canadian director Paul Haggis.
This year, the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival also wants to contribute to give visibility to the #másmujer movement. The movement supports women working in the audiovisual sector both in front of and behind the camera.
The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival will again take place at the most elegant and renowned locations on the island of Mallorca. The opening gala will happen at the glamourous Teatro Principal. Screenings take place at the indie cinema Cineciutat. Art events and screenings happen at the Modern Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard. Meanwhile Café con Cine and press conferences take place at concept store Rialto Living in Palma.