Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) is one of the fastest growing and exciting film festivals in Europe with a clear mission; BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE. Known as THE hub for networking, EMIFF brings together the brightest local and international minds in cinema in an incredibly intimate and breathtakingly gorgeous setting. The festival regularly attracts A-list talent including festival honoree actress Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049, War Dogs), Academy Award winners Danny DeVito and Melissa Leo as well as European stars Mads Mikkelsen, Marisa Paredes and Tobias Lindholm.
Now in its 8th year, EMIFF is based in the heart of the Mediterranean, in Mallorca’s buzzing and the culturally rich city of Palma. The program is curated to showcase a culturally diverse, inclusive and provocative mix of feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, film’s for kids, experimental films, Virtual Reality and a brand new Web/TV series category.
In addition to our primary program topic “Bridging Cultures – Bridging People”, EMIFF highlights three additional sections; Made in Baleares; films by local filmmakers. Evolution Edge; films by first/ second-time directors with a distinct and avant-garde vision and Wake Up Europe; films and documentaries highlighting stories about the current situation in and around Europe.
With competitive screenings unfolding at the most striking island locations, EMIFF is an ideal place for indie filmmakers to rub elbows with industry professionals at our Producers Club; professional talks and panels featuring international producers, directors, and distributors, while winning prizes worth up to 15,000€ in 13 different categories. EMIFF winners have gone on to receive notable awards at international festivals including; Slamdance, Berlinale, Rotterdam as well as Academy Award nominations.
This year’s festival will curate over 100 screenings, networking events, talk panels, Island excursions and workshops for 10 days, attracting over 4000 guests from over 36 countries. Past professional panelists include; Jake DeVito, David Matamoros (Zentropa), Geraldine Gonard (Imagina International Sales), Linus Andersson & Amanda Bjork (Kung Fury), Josh Blau (Netflix), Sarah Elena Schwerzmann (ARTE) etc. EMIFF satisfies the public’s thirst for original filmmaking through its diverse and innovative programming while focusing on the ever-evolving trends in the world of cinema.