Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival enters its 10th-anniversary edition, with a clear mission statement; BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE. This can be 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 screensplay 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 many workshops, with the opportunity to win prizes worth up to 15,000€ across the 13 awards categories. 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” four 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 8,000 film festivals and creative markets around the world.

Festival Prizes
– Best Feature Film
– Best Short Film
– Best Actor (For Feature Film)
– Best Actress (For Feature Film)
– Best Documentary Feature Film
– Best Documentary Short Film
– 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"
– Best Short Film Screenplay "Island"

A total of 15.000€ worth in In-Kind vouchers can be won from MN Studios (Equipments rental house in Palma de Mallorca)

NEW in 2021 Audience Award
Best feature film
Best short film
Best documentary Feature film
Best Documentary short film

Please Read this:

EMIFF TERMS OF USE

Failure to comply with EMIFF guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility may be cause for disqualification and result in having your film pulled 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 15 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 one to three times in the next twelve months, worldwide.

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 have to be Balearic Island premiers to run in the competition.
If MADE IN BLEARES SUBMISSIONS have previously screened in other Balearic Island Film Festivals or “Mostras de Cine”, in Mallorca’s cinemas for public or private screenings or on TV (IB3, etc.) they can still submit, be selected, and screen at EMIFF OUT-OF-COMPETITION.

EMIFF is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films, DCP's. In the case that your film gets selected for the official 2020 program, a final screening copy in form of a DCP has to be delivered to the festival no later than 1 month before the opening night of the festival.

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

If your Film get's to be selected as the OPENING FILM you MUST provide a digital high-resolution file (.MOV or MPG4 – NO DCP). If your dialogue is Emglish you must provide Spanish subtitles. If your Dilaogue is Spanish you need to provide English subtitles.

SUBTITLES NEED TO ALREADY BE ATTACHED AND SYNCHED UP TO THE FINAL SCREENING COPY.

THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT TRANSLATE OR EDIT SUBTITLES INTO THE SCREENING COPIES.

If selected you will be asked to provide:
1. DCP (With subtitles inside DCP)
2. Digital high-resolution file MOV or MPG4 (One clean version no Subtitles, One subtitled version)
3. Separate SRT. Subtitles file

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

EMIFF does not provide travel or housing for selected films cast & crew.
Hotel & Travel are granted by invitation only.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • An incredible event , highly recommended to all upcoming Filmmakers

    December 2020
  • Bastion Films

    We were lucky enough to participate and witness the Evolution Film Festival this year with our short documentary 'The Last Stand'. I must say that the organization, hospitality and program was spectacular in every aspect. I thank Sandra and her team for making us spend a few spectacular days in paradise Mallorca!
    Thank you, thank you!

    December 2020
  • We need a BIG-BUDGET producer to purchase the rights and we thank you for being there.

    December 2020
  • Daniel Chervoniuk

    Honored to earn my first selection as a semi-finalist in this festival! Great festival to enter - definitely worth the entry fee!

    November 2020
  • Amin Maher

    No need to write this but found the program and the quality of it as well as the cultural and social value of this festival unique and important,

    November 2020