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Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) is thrilled to announce that 2021 brings the 2nd annual 48hr international film competition ‘EMIFF48HR’ taking place on October 15 -17th 2021. The famous format gives participants 48 hours to shoot, edit and submit a film adhering to the 2021 announced theme and rules.  


‘’We wanted to create a platform to bring filmmakers worldwide (novices & experts alike) together on a wild,

adrenalin filled, creative 48hr journey   

& really challenge their filmmaking skills’’  


(Jessie Folley - Founder EMIFF48HR)  


Exciting Prizes for the winning films are on offer and the top 10 selected films will be screened at EMIFF itself during the week of 27th October - 2nd November 2021 where filmmakers will be invited to attend and network with top industry professionals

and audiences alike (Flights & accommodation not included)  


The Rules:  


At 1900 GMT+1 on the 15th October 2021 we will announce the EMIFF48HR 2021 ‘Theme’, Prop/Object & Line of Dialogue.  


Competition entrants will then have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and upload their film to EMIFF48HR via an appropriate downloadable link to: 48h@evolutionfilmfestival.com  

(Deadline 1900 GMT +1 Sunday 17th October 2021)  

Filmmakers must take into account internet upload and compressing times when submitting their film as late films will be disqualified)  


2021 THEME:  

'Where the light gets in'

'Por donde entra la luz'



'A mirror'

' Un especjo'



"Are  you going to follow  the rules?" 

"¿Vas a seguir las reglas?"



The length of the film must be max 7 mins long including credits.  


Film Format:  

All films must be submitted in the following format:   

mpg4 and or Quicktime for upload to EMIFF server.  



The deadline for final upload to our server is   

Sunday October 17th 1900 (GMT +1)  



Each team must pay 80€ to enter the competition which must be paid in full by October 17th 2021 (GMT +1)

viaPayment link – scroll down and click on ’ Get my Spot ’.  


Download rules:  

Rules PDF  

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Relevance to the theme, adherence to the length, use of prop and line of dialogue are all factors that will be taken into consideration by the panel – along with creativity – during deciding the winning and top 10 films selected for the screening at EMIFF.  


Jessie Folley - Actress/ Founder EMIFF 48 hour Film Competition

In between her success as a British actress Jessie Folley has spent the last 15 years creating & driving media & entertainment & inspiring filmmakers & creatives globally in international film competitions globally.  


Working alongside campaigns with clients such as Barclays, Nike, Tesco & National Geographic in a variety of production & acting roles she also managed a prestigious 48hr film competition in London, securing international Sponsors & the winning filmmakers top industry prizes which helped them go onto successful careers in the industry. 

‘ We’re all in this together. We must keep creating, telling our stories, collaborating & supporting each other . It’s a tough industry & I want to do my bit to help inspire, bring people together & give talent the opportunities they deserve.  48hr competitions are my favourite concept. There’s no excuses, you’ve got one weekend- just get out there & make a film! You never know where it will take you…’ 


Louise Salter - Actress/ Producer 


Louise was selected for BAFTA Crew 2021, is a tutor at Cambridge University on the Writing for Performance MA, a mentor to students on the Raindance Postgraduate Film MA programme, recognised as an Ethical Influencer & regarded by the BAFTA Albert Consortium as a Carbon Literate filmmaker.  

In 2017, Louise co-created, produced & led alongside Scottish BAFTA-winner Sophie Kennedy Clark in her sci-fi short film, “How to be Human”. The film screened at international & BAFTA-qualifying festivals including Sitges, Raindance, Encounters, inside the Museum of Mexico City & at Miami International, where it won “best sci-fi” and Louise “best actress”. 


Following its success, How to be Human secured worldwide distribution via DUST & attracted investment for a slate of feature-length projects to be developed under Louise’s production company Slowcooked who create beautifully crafted films, cross-media projects & a podcast!


Pedro Barbadillo -  Mallorca Film Commission

Pedro Barbadillo is born in Sevilla (Andalusia, South Spain). He has been a non-fiction film producer & director for almost 35 years, producing investigative & current affairs documentaries for various spanish & international television programs.
Founder of the arthouse movie theatre CineCiutat, in Palma in 2012, he was member of the board of CICAE, the international arthouse cinema’s association & has been on the jury of film festivals like Berlinale (‘Panorama’ &‘Forum’ sections) & Cannes (‘La Quinzaine des Realisateurs).
As the Director of the Mallorca Film Commission, since its creation in 2010, he works in the assistance & support of film productions in Mallorca & the promotion of the island’s film industry & locations in film markets.

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The Prize:  


We are excited to announce that Mallorca Film Commission are sponsoring the winning prize of a €5000 ‘in kind’ production grant to use to shoot their next project here on the beautiful island of Mallorca!


The Mallorca Film Commission (MFC) (a department of the Fundació Mallorca Turisme, an entity created with the aim of optimizing the tourist promotion of Mallorca) are a massive part of why Mallorca has been put on the world map as one of the most popular filming locations in Europe and we are thrilled to have their support for this year’s competition!


Go to: https://mallorcafilmcommission.net/ to find out more about what they do!


Stay tuned for news on this years exciting 1st prize!  


​ALL 2021 submissions receive x 1 Film Festival pass (valued at € 150 each!)  


ALL 10 finalists get x 2 Festival Passes  


The Top 10 selected films will be screened at EMIFF on the week of 27th October – 2nd November in front of top industry professionals. and each team will win 2 x tickets to the screening.  



Why a 48 HR Film Competition?  


In our ever-growing, competitive Film industry full of talented creatives globally, desperately seeking funding to get their films produced or continuous stories of uncompleted projects it is so important that we keep creating.   

Keep taking risks. Keep challenging ourselves.  


By presenting a platform and format like the 48hr film concept it forces us to pull all our resources together for one weekend only and produce a high level work with a quick deadline. No months and months sitting on a project in the edit or reshoots. No excuses, you must submit a film in the time limit, or the team gets disqualified! It also gives us a unique opportunity to hone our skills. After all if you can master the 48-hour schedule then it puts you in good stead for keeping to time and budget on much larger projects.  


Many winning films made under a 48-hour film concept have gone on to win awards at other film festivals worldwide and we are excited to be able to offer filmmakers internationally the opportunity to create such work as part of EMIFF 2021.  





To register for this year’s competition participants must download a registration form by clicking on 'Download Registration Form button', fill it in and return it by email to Jessie Folley (competition founder & manager) at:  


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