Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival enters its 9th edition, with a clear mission statement; BRIDGING CULTURES – BRIDGING PEOPLE. EMIFF is now recognized as one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Europe, using international film to shape a creative community, allowing independent filmmakers to feel inspired, to 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 and Virtual Reality projects.

With competitive screenings unfolding at the most striking island locations, EMIFF is an ideal place for indie filmmakers to rub shoulders with industry professionals at the festival’s Producers Club, its Pitch Forum and many workshops, with the opportunity to win prizes worth up to 15,000€ across the 13 categories of the festival program. EMIFF’s Made In Baleares section presents films produced and directed by the most talented filmmakers from the Balearic Islands. Other programs include Evolution Edge - films by first/ second-time directors with a distinct and avant-garde vision and Wake Up Europe - films and documentaries highlighting stories from in and around Europe.

EMIFF is proud to have been one of MovieMaker’s “TOP 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry fee” two 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 Featurefilm
– Best Director
– Best Short film
– Best Director (For Feature Film)
– Best Screenplay (Screenplay competition excludes films being screened)
– Best Actor (For Feature Film)
– Best Actress (For Feature Film)
– Best Documentary Feature
– Best Documentary Short
– Evolutionary Award (Best first time filmmaker)
– Best Short film Made in Baleares
– Best Music Video
– Evolutionary Island Award (Best feature film filmed in the Balearic islands)

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 20202 Audience Award
Best feature film
Best short film
Best documentary Feature film
Best Documentary short film

P L E A S E R E A D A L L !

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 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, world wide.

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 Baleares premiers to run in competition.
If MADE IN BLEARES SUBMISSIONS have previously screened in other Baleares Film Festivals or “Mostras de Cine”, in Mallorca’s cinemas for a 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 Film with non-English dialogue that gets officially selected MUST provide a DCP with ENGLISH subtitles, no matter what language the dialogue is.

If your Film get's to be officially selected as the OPENING FILM you MUST provide a digital high-resolution file (.MOV or MPG4 – NO DCP) with ENGLISH if language is other than English or SPANISH subtitles if language is English - ALREADY ATTACHED AND SYNCHED UP TO THE FINAL SCREENING COPY.

We do NOT accept separated files of movies and subtitles it has to be provided in ONE file. If EMIFF does not receive a DCP copy of your selected film one months before the festival start date you will automatically be disqualified from the program/competition.

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
  • Fernando Tena Llambés

    Beautiful festival. Genuinely a great experience for all film lovers and with a pretty much impecable management by Sandra Lipski. The only thing is that they should make direct communication with the festival a bit more accessible. Just that. Overall, 10/10.

    November 2020
  • Gustav Bengtsson

    Very beautiful and professional festival, I am happy that I was a part of this 2020 edition.

    November 2020
  • Michelle-Andrea Girouard

    Evolution! did such an incredible job of organizing the festival in a safe way despite the pandemic. Unfortunately, I could not attend, but was very impressed with what came of it. Our film's followers had nothing but good to say about the film's screening and event. I only wish I could have attended.

    November 2020
  • David Vaníček

    Despite the limitations due to the covid, the festival was exceptional and only confirms its high quality and a truly professional and experienced team.

    November 2020
  • Amin*a 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