The Evolution team is an ever-growing family led by founder&director Sandra Seeling Lipski. If you want to become part of the 10th edition of EMIFF, please email us today! evolutionfilmfestival@gmail.com

Currently looking for the following positions: 

- Assitant programmers (volunteer position) 

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Sandra Lipski

Founder & Director 

Born in Berlin and raised in Mallorca Spain, founder, and director of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and founder of The Festival Key (www.thefestivalkey.com), a consulting agency that creates film festival strategies for filmmakers and consults film festivals to innovate and grow. Sandra splits her time between Mallorca and Los Angeles. 


Bianca Valencia

Feature Film programmer 

Bianca was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Chapman University in TV Journalism and Broadcasting. She discovered her true passion for film by immersing himself in foreign cinema. Now, as a film music supervisor, she has worked for National Geographic, a24 and NEON. She is excited to continue her work as assistant film programmer for EMIFF for a third  year in a row.

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Paulo De Sousa

Assistant programmer 

Born in Zambia to Portuguese parents, he has been immersed in the arts: theater, television, radio and cinema since a very young age. After a short period in the UK he moved to the US in 2001. Paulo studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. He now lives in Los Angeles since 2008 and recently worked for Suzy Amis Cameron and her husband James Cameron. www.pdesousa.com


Lucy Wright

Assistant programer

Lucy has a degree in filmmaking from Brighton University. She has worked on several film projects in production and is currently producing her first feature film documentary. 


Tristan Scott

Assistant programer

The long-time Los Angeles resident has worked as an actor, producer, writer, director, wardrobe stylist, and waitress, appearing in feature films such as Electric Slide and Pester. His film Curtain Down, which he wrote and starred in, was a great success on the film festival circuit and made its online premiere on Paper Magazine. His music video work has appeared on Dazed, Interview and Ladygunn. His short films have screened to acclaim at festivals including Outfest, Defy, Maryland Film Festival, Inside Out, and Guanajuato International Film Festival.  He is open to being asked out on lovely dates and otherwise accepting checks for large amounts.


Alanna Sampietro

Assistant programer 

Alanna Sampietro is a entrepreneur specializing in international real estate, art consulting and film production based in Mallorca. Born in New York City, she attended the Institute of Fashion Technology studying advertising and marketing, before moving to Paris, Stockholm, and London to work as a model and actress. Alanna seeks to attract her highly creative professional network of colleagues around the world to help promote Mallorca as a film production destination and cultural center of the festival.


Claudia Albons

Social Media Manager 

Claudia was born in Mallorca, she speaks three languages and graduated from the University in Barcelona with a degree in journalism. Claudia was one of the first fashion bloggers/influencers in Spain and worked with many prestigious brands also as a model DJ. She went on to work as Creative Director at Milan Fashion Week. In 2019, She launched his own creative agency "Studio Albons", helping clients promote their brand by strengthening their image in the digital world. 

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Aina Núñez

Press coordinator Spain 

Aina was born in Mallorca. She graduated from the University in Barcelona with a degree in journalism and speaks four languages. After her career started back in the 90’s, she’s worked with many media and production companies, local but also abroad, as she staged for 6 months at Gruppo Alcuni, cartoon producers from Veneto, in Italy. For the last 10 years, she’s been producing several shows for regional TV IB3. Nowadays, she’s also back at IB3 Radio with Dones. press@evolutionfilmfestival.com


Jessie Folley

- EMIFF 48 Hour Film Competition Co-Founder & Manager

Born in Cornwall and raised in the UK, Jessie trained at The Brit School for Performing Arts in London. Jessie has appeared in Theatre, Film and TV Commercials and also gained invaluable experience working as Producer and Event coordinator as well as running the prestigious Smoke & Mirrors 48 Hour film Competition in London. Now resident in Mallorca she is passionate about bringing like minded creatives together internationally on Evolutions challenging 48hr filmmaking journey. 48h@evolutionfilmfestival.com



International Press relations 

Organic is one the UK’s leading film and TV PR agencies. Voted PR team of the year for 2017 (again), the experienced team at Organic generate innovative and forward-thinking publicity that surpass conventional campaign strategies.


Contact: Kirsty Langsdale, kirsty.langsdale@organic-publicity.co.uk

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Oliver Herder 

Production assistant

Oliver began working in the film business as an eleven year old in the Wim Wenders film „Wings of Desire". He studied in Paris and Freiburg and continued to work with Wim Wenders on many more films incl. „The Million Dollar Hotel". Oliver has worked for film studios such as MMC and Studio Hamburg. He has produced several documentaries, such as „The Art of Football“ and „Following the Ninth.“

He currently lives in Palma de Mallorca.