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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 and experts

alike) together, on a wild, adrenalin filled, creative 48hr journey and

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.

Behind the Scenes


The Rules:

At 1900 GMT+1 on the 15th October 2021 we will announce the EMIFF48HR 2021 ‘Theme’, Prop/Object & 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 an compressing times when

submitting their film as late films will be disqualified)









The length of the film must be max 7mins 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 17th2021 (GMT +1) via Paypal - link to be provided.

Download rules:

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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.





The Prize:

In 2020 EMIFF48HR & Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival announced Palma Pictures as their Official Prize Partner! 


Palma Pictures is a market-leading production service company, operating across Spain.  Headquartered at its studio complex in Mallorca and with offices in Madrid and Barcelona, it caters to a global client base.  Recent credits include: ’The Crown - Season #4’ (Leftbank Pictures / Netflix), ‘Hanna - Season #2’ (NBC Universal / Amazon), ’The Mallorca Files’ (Clerkenwell Films / BBC) and ‘White Lines’ (Leftbank Pictures / Netflix). 


The Winning EMIFF48HR2020 Film and team received 1st prize of an ‘In kind' grant worth 4,000 € to use for equipment /studio hire in-house at Palma Pictures for their next production




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 – 2ndNovember 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 a format like the 48hr film concept it forces us to really pull together in a team and create a high level of work under pressure. 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 2020.


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: 48h@evolutionfilmfestival.com





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Louise Salter 

Actress, Producer - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5312316/ 


In 2017, Louise co-created, produced and led alongside Scottish Bafta-winner Sophie Kennedy Clark in her short film, How to be Human. To make this film possible, Louise raised 121% of her target through crowdfunding in 30 days. Following the success of How to be Human, Louise secured investment which is enabling her to develop her first feature film through her co-founded production company, Slowcooked. An active mentor to students on the Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree programme and is regarded by the BAFTA Albert Consortium as a Carbon Literate filmmaker. 

Andrés Villaseñor Camarena 

Casting Director 


Of Mexican Origin, where he began in the audio visual world studying Photography and Filmmaking. Andres moved to London to study digital filmmaking, postproduction and journalism. Andrés came to Mallorca in 2014 where he started working with Palma Pictures as a Casting Director for advertisement and film.Always trying to complement his work life with his personal passions, working with actors, editing and documentaries, he continues to get involved in various independent projects. 

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