Welcome to the 8th edition of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival. For seven days and six nights EMIFF invites you to join us on a journey to far away lands, intimate stories, and unexplored realities. This year’s program celebrates Feature Films, international short films, Feature Docs, Documentary shorts, Experimental films, Music Videos, Films for Kids and a Virtual Reality lounge. Our ever-growing Made In Baleares section presents films produced and directed by the most talented filmmakers from the Balearic Islands. With the intention to encourage positive change, EMIFF’s films will push your limits and raise your consciousness. To Bridge Cultures and build a stronger more purposeful community, we first have to listen to each other's individual stories and dreams to realize, that at the end of the day, no matter where we are from, we are all not that different from each other. The spotlight is on! The future is bright. Welcome to the 2019 Evolution!
- Sandra Seeling Lipski
Founder & Director
As the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival enters its 8th edition, EMIFF is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Europe, using international film to shape a creative community, allowing independent filmmakers to feel inspired, to network and thrive in this idyllic Mediterranean island paradise, the "Mediterranean Sundance"!
For seven days and six nights, EMIFF’s program is curated to showcase a culturally diverse, inclusive and provocative mix of feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, childrens films, experimental films, animation shorts and Virtual Reality projects.
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival has a clear mission statement; BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE. Known as THE hub for networking, EMIFF brings together the brightest local and international minds in cinema in Mallorca’s buzzing and the culturally rich city of Palma.
With competitive screenings unfolding at the most striking island locations, EMIFF is an ideal place for indie filmmakers to rub shoulders with industry professionals at the festival’s Producers Club, its Pitch Forum and regular workshops, with the opportunity to win prizes worth up to 25,000€ across the 13 categories of the festival programme.
This year’s festival will curate over 100 screenings, networking events, panel talks, Island excursions and master classes, attracting over 4,000 guests from over 30 countries.
EMIFF’s Made In Baleares section presents films produced and directed by the most talented filmmakers from the Balearic Islands. Other programmes include Evolution Edge - films by first/ second-time directors with a distinct and avant-garde vision and Wake Up Europe - films and documentaries highlighting stories from in and around Europe.
Past attendees, awards recipients and panel participants have included: Danny DeVito, Ana de Armas, Emma Suarez, Marisa Paredes, Melissa Leo, Paul Haggis, Pilou Asbaek and Tobias Lindholm among many more.
EMIFF is proud to have been one of MovieMaker’s “TOP 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry fee” two years in a row, as well as appearing on the 100 Best Reviewed Film Freeway List for six months in a row, ranking in the top 1.5% of more than 8,000 film festivals and creative markets around the world.
Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Filmmakers at EMIFF