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Equipo EMIFF

El equipo Evolution es una familia en constante crecimiento dirigida por su fundadora y directora Sandra Seeling Lipski. Si desea contribuir al crecimiento y a la EVOLUCIÓN de EMIFF, ¡envíenos un correo electrónico hoy! evolutionfilmfestival@gmail.com

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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. @sandraseelinglipski

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Rainer Lipski

Vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Festivales

Rainer Lipski es un director de fotografía galardonado. Criado en Berlín y con más de quince años de trabajo en Los Ángeles, las películas de Rainer han ganado premios en todo el mundo, desde Hollywood hasta Cannes.  Desde el inicio del Festival Internacional de Cine Evolution Mallorca en 2010, se ha desempeñado como asesor estratégico principal del fundador & CEO.  Rainer continúa trabajando en largometrajes, proyectos de televisión y comerciales.   

@rainerlipski

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Michael Valinsky

Directora de Alianzas Estratégicas

Michael ha trabajado estrechamente con una variedad de organizaciones cinematográficas profesionales, eventos de la industria y empresas de tecnología durante más de veinte años. Actualmente es consultor y Director de Partnerships para grupos como ProductionHUB, LAPPG, Sight, Sound & Story, Filmmaker U, así como eventos selectos de Vimeo. Michael reside en la ciudad de Nueva York y viaja frecuentemente a Los Ángeles.

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María Calafat

Director de festivales

María Calafat nació y creció en Mallorca. Estudió Producción Cinematográfica en UCLA y trabajó en varias productoras en Los Ángeles. También tiene una Maestría en Dirección de Cine por la ENSAV de Toulouse (Francia). Ha participado en la realización de varios documentales emitidos en IB3TV y France 3 Télévisions. Como escritora ha creado varios proyectos de ficción, que han recibido becas de tutoría, entre ellos CIMA IMPULSA. Estuvo involucrada en el Evolution Mallorca Film Festival de 2016 a 2018, coordinando eventos de la industria y también como programadora de documentales. Después de una pausa, está de regreso en el equipo, asegurándose de que las actividades del festival se desarrollen sin problemas y que los realizadores aprovechen al máximo su experiencia en el festival.

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Vicka Durán

Gerente de locaciones de festivales y coordinador asistente de festivales

Vicka Durán se formó como actriz en ESADIB. Licenciada en piano por el Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza, realizó el postgrado de I+D: El actor y la palabra, un proyecto de la Unión Europea (ERIC). Finalmente, realizó el Máster en Creación Teatral en la Universidad Carlos III donde se graduó con matrícula de honor. Es la fundadora y directora del festival de cine femenino Cono Fest. Vive en Palma de Mallorca.

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ORGANIC PR

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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Constança Amengual 

Press coordinator Balearic islands, Spain

Constança Amengual lives in Mallorca and for a few years has been dedicated to journalism and cinema, two worlds that equally fascinate and interest her. She currently works on the cultural program Entusiastes, on IB3 Ràdio, and does freelance personal audiovisual work. In 2021 she premiered her first short film "Marieta" and in 2022 she premiered the documentary "Margalida".

 

For the second year, she will be the local press coordinator for EMIFF 2022. She is delighted to be part of the festival team, a fact that allows her to discover stories from all over the world through her work.

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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. @studioalbons

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miguel angel alfonso

Coordinador de Tráfico de Cine y Gerente técnico

Miguel Ángel Alfonso nació en Mallorca, estudió Producción Audiovisual en el CEF. Tras finalizar sus estudios trabajó como autónomo realizando cortometrajes, videoclips, documentales y publicidad. Comenzó a trabajar en el cine CineCiutat como proyeccionista en 2017 compaginando esta labor con su labor como director y montador. En 2021 pasó a la parte de programación del cine, donde actualmente se encarga de la dirección.

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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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Eugenia Sampedro

Assistant feature film programer

Euge is Assistant Programmer for the following categories; International Feature Films, Debut Feature Films and MADE IN BALEARES Feature Films. Eugenia is a talented filmmaker from Mallorca, last year she premiered her debut short film ‘Un diumenge qualsevol’ at EMIFF, which then went on to play many European festivals. EMIFF is excited to add such a passionate film aficionado to our team and we look forward to her insight and vision for this years program selection.

Photo by Ismael Muñoz


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Paulo De Sousa

Assistant short film 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

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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. @sampietrocreative

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Alba Bonnin Ostrem

Assistant programer "FILMS FOR KIDS"

Alba is a young actress of dual Spanish-Danish nationality. Since she was a child she has had a great interest in acting and cinema in general. She is an ESO student and attends acting classes at Actors Lab Mallorca. She starred in Toni Bestard's feature film Pullman in 2019 and participated in Paco Plaza's La Abuela in 2021. She presented the Premis De Creació Literària at Palma's Teatre Principal in 2020.

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Gerard Jaurena

Assistant programer

Born in Barcelona but based in Mallorca, Gerard studied film at ESCAC, where he specialized in screenwriting. After being a script consultant for the film production company Filmax, he found his place in advertising as a copywriter. This field has allowed him to write commercials and creative campaigns for brands such as Vueling, Audi and Majorica. Now combines his work in advertisement with his true passion, cinema. He has covered various festivals as a film critic and jury member and is currently a collaborator in the communication department of CineCiutat.

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Katharina Maas

Assistant programer

Katharina loves art and language with a focus on Arthouse cinema. She studied acting at the 'Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute New York' and was a scholar of the 'Skript Akademie Berlin' where she studied screenplay writing and film dramaturgy. As a writer, Katharina has developed multiple short- and feature films and was rewarded with scholarships, invitations, grants and nominations for her work. Her focus is exploring the human condition and especially the role of females. Katharina lives and works in Berlin.

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