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Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival enters its 11th edition, with a clear mission statement; BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE. This is reflected in the film's storytelling, the shooting locations, or the cast and crew. The idea is to screen films that are inclusive, diverse, and invite the audience to experience a variety of languages and cultures.

EMIFF is recognized as one of the fastest-growing international film festivals in Europe, using independent film to shape a creative community, allowing filmmakers to feel inspired, network, and thrive in this idyllic Mediterranean island paradise.

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. 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, films for kids, experimental films, animation shorts, student films and a feature film and short film screenplay competition.

With competitive screenings unfolding at the most striking island locations, EMIFF is an ideal place for filmmakers to rub shoulders with industry professionals at the festival’s Producers Club, Pitch Forum, and workshops, with the opportunity to win prizes worth up to 25,000€ across the 16 awards categories sponsored by local production company MN STUDIOS. EMIFF’s Made In Baleares section presents films produced and directed by the most talented filmmakers from the Balearic Islands.

EMIFF is proud to be part of MovieMaker’s list “TOP 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry fee” five years in a row, as well as appearing continuously on the 100 Best Reviewed Film Festival list on Freeway, ranking in the top 1.5% of more than 10,000 film festivals and creative markets around the world.

A total of 25.000€ worth of In-Kind Grants from MN Studios.
(Production & Equipment rental house in Palma de Mallorca) and 4,000€ in Cash prizes.

Best Feature film, 5,000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 1,000€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Evolutionary Island Award 5,000€ (Best Feature Film Filmed in the Balearic islands)
Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 1,000€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Best Int. Live Action Short 3,000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 500€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Best Documentary Feature 4,000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 500€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Best Documentary Short 3,000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 500€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Best Made in Baleares Live Action Short, 3,000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios
+ 500€ Cash Prize from EMIFF

Best Music Video 2000€ inKind Production Grant from MN Studios

No Cash prize

Festival Awards:
Best Feature Film
Best Cinematography Feature Film
Best Director Feature Film
Best 1st Time Director Feature Film
Best Short Live Action
Best Documentary Short Live Action
Best Actor (For Feature Film)
Best Actress (For Feature Film)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best TV Series/Episodic
Best Short film Made in Baleares
Evolutionary Island Award (Best feature film filmed in the Balearic islands)
Best Music Video

Screenplay competition
Best Feature Film Screenplay International
Best Short Film Screenplay International
Best Feature Film Screenplay "Island"

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Failure to comply with EMIFF guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility may be cause for disqualification and result in having your film expelled from screening.

By submitting or entering your work to EMIFF you are admitting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow our rules and regulations for festival submissions and to abide by our terms and conditions of service and our general festival rules and regulations.

By submitting or entering your work to EMIFF, entrants release it’s Board of Directors, Officers, Staff, and Volunteers harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or participation in any competition related activity.

By submitting to EMIFF you are granting EMIFF the rights to use screen grabs, press materials, and stills from your movie on our advertisements, press materials, festival programs and website for a minimum of 12 months preceding and following the festival year you submitted in.

By submitting to EMIFF you are admitting that you are 18 years of age or older.

By submitting to EMIFF you are granting the right for EMIFF to screen your film publicly at the upcoming EMIFF edition.

By entering or submitting to EMIFF you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind if your film is unable to screen due to technical or operational difficulties or if your film needs to be rescheduled or delayed for any reason.

MADE IN BALEARES films preferably are Balearic Island premiers. All MADE IN BALEARES films run in competition.

EMIFF is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films, DCP's. In the case that your film gets selected for the official 2023 program, a final screening copy in form of a DCP has to be delivered to the festival no later than 3 weeks before the opening night of the festival.

Every officially selected film with non-Spanish dialogue MUST provide a DCP with Spanish subtitles.

If your Film get's to be selected as the OPENING NIGHT FILM you MUST provide a digital high-resolution file (.MOV or MPG4 – NO DCP). Non Spanish language films must provide Spanish subtitles. All Spanish language films must provide English subtitles.



If selected you need to provide:
1. DCP (With subtitles embedded in the DCP)
2. Digital high-resolution file MOV or MPG4 (One clean version "no Subtitles" and one subtitled version)
3. Separate SRT. Subtitles file (If film language is NOT Spanish subtitles need to be Spanish)

EMIFF does not pay any screening fees.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

EMIFF does not provide travel or housing.
Travel & Hotel grants are provided by invitation only.

If you any questions regarding our rules and regulations please contact us: sandra@evolutionfilmfestival.com

We look forward to receiving your film!

Overall Rating
  • Lise Risom Olsen

    This is such a great festival, small and intimate and with the focus on filmmakers to meet and exchange. We are so happy to have had our film on this super program. Love and passion for the festival and for film shines through everywhere. Thank you for this beautiful experience! Hope to be back.

    January 2023
  • Rike Lange

    Thanks a lot for selecting our short film! Although we couldn´t be there in person, we had a warm communication with the whole team and especially Sandra, the festival founder and amazing supporter.

    We enjoyed the fine curated programme and wish all the best for the upcoming festivals!

    January 2023
  • Top notch festival! ‘In Her Name’ played to a packed house, it was well advertised, and the networking opportunities created lasting relationships. I hope to revisit this stunning experience soon.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sarah! We loved having you and your wonderful film!

  • Pablo Magee

    My best festival experience so far. Great on communication + organization. The venues are stunning. Really worth it.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Pablo!

  • Nicolas Pecollo

    Fue increíble participar del Evolution Film Festival. Desde el tratamiento de nuestra película meses antes, hasta las repercusiones posteriores. Muchas gracias Sandra! Esperamos volver a formar parte!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Muchas Gracias Nicolas! Un abrazo