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 as well as a re installed VR section.

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 13 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.

Festival Prizes
– Best Feature Film
- Best Director Feature Film
- Best 1st Time Director 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"

A total of 25.000€ worth in In-Kind vouchers can be won from MN Studios (Production & Equipment rental house in Palma de Mallorca)

NEW in 2022 Audience Award
Best feature film
Best short film
Best documentary Feature film
Best Documentary short film

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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 2022 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 inside DCP)
2. Digital high-resolution file MOV or MPG4 (One clean version "no Subtitles" and 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.
Travel & Hotel grants are provided by invitation only.

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

We look forward to receiving your film!

Overall Rating
  • Eye Rise Films

    We really enjoyed presenting "Flamenco Queer" at this fun, intimate festival - and managed to catch plenty more fascinating films as well. The organizers did a great job despite Covid complications and we hope to meet again soon :)

    November 2021
  • Orgulloso que mi guion haya sido elegido como semifinalista.

    November 2021
  • I am happy that my film König der Siebenschläfer had it´s Europe Premiere in Palma. A festival with a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.

    November 2021
  • We were honored to be one of 10 screenplay finalists this year in this exceptional festival. We hope to be able to attend the festival next year when our film is completed. Thanks to everyone who works hard behind the scenes.

    November 2021
  • Jillian Acreman

    We didn't get to attend in person, but it was great to follow along from Canada. The organizers were great communicators and our movie got plugged in a few trades and publications as a result! Thanks very much

    November 2021