Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) is one of the fastest growing, most respected and exciting film festivals in the Mediterranean. An excellent hub for networking with some of the brightest minds in filmmaking, EMIFF is as intimate and invigorating as it is breathtakingly gorgeous. Filmmakers visit this island paradise to discover "the next great generation of filmmakers. " They've yet to go home disappointed.
Now in its 6th year, EMIFF is based in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma. In addition to feature films and short films, EMIFF also welcomes documentaries, music videos, animation shorts, experimental shorts "Made in Baleares" films in all genres and a rapidly growing screenplay competition.
With competitive screenings unfolding at Teatro Principal, Cineciutat, Port Adriano and the museum of modern and contemporary art Es Baluard, EMIFF is an ideal place for indie filmmakers to rub elbows with industry professionals, while enjoying one of the most stunning islands in the Mediterranean as their backdrop.
This year's EMIFF will include screenings, networking events, panels, and workshops every single day for 10 days with up-and-coming filmmakers, established industry professionals as well as the general public interested in arts, film and culture. EMIFF mission is to take the festival goer on a journey without a suitcase; discover new cultures, countries, tribes, people, traditions, relationships around the world. We have a Films for Kids section dedicated to children ages 6-12, a wonderful combination of animation, stop motion and narrative short films. Our Music Video section thrives to inspire and take you on a visually stunning journey. Our Documentaries intend to open a window to a new world and challenge your point of view with fresh new ideas. Our feature and short film narrative section is raw, distinctive and provocative. The programming is designed to inspire and evoke the emotions that push you to create new things in your own life.
EMIFF attracts over 3000 attendees from over 32 countries worldwide. In conjunction with its sister-screening event in Los Angeles; SEE THE WINNERS, a special selection of winning films screened at the Los Angeles Film School in the heart of Hollywood, EMIFF is becoming an international launching pad for promising new talent in all film genres.
Past EMIFF winners who won major awards after launching their film at EMIFF include;
El Destierro a feature film by Spanish director Arturo Ruiz won the Austin Film Festival and Toulouse Cinespaña, Where To Miss? by Manuela Bastian won best Documentary at Filmfestival Kitzbühel, A Heavy Heart by German director Thomas Stuber won best film at German Film Awards 2016, Anna's Life by Georgian filmmaker Nino Basilia won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cairo International Film Festival and Buddymoon by US filmmaker Alex Simmons won the audience award at Florida Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival. We are proud that every year EMIFF shortfilms get shortlisted and nominated for an Oscar! This year, three EMIFF 2016 Shortfilms went on to be shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards; Timecode by Spanish director Juanjo Gimenez, Bon Voyage by Swiss director Mark Wilkins and Graffiti by Spanish director Lluis Quiles.
EMIFF satisfies the public’s thirst for original filmmaking through its diverse, innovative programming, while focusing on the ever-evolving trends in the world of cinema.
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Awards & Prizes
– Best Featurefilm (500€ in cash or InKind prizes)
– Best Shortfilm (300€ in cash or InKind prizes)
– Best Director (For Feature Film only)
– Best Screenplay (Screenplay competition excludes films being screened)
– Best Actor (For both Feature and Shortfilm)
– Best Actress (For both Feature and Shortfilm)
– Best Documentary Feature (500€ in cash or InKind prizes)
– Best Documentary Short (300€ in cash or InKind prizes)
- Best VR Short Film (In-Kind prize)
– Evolutionary Edge Award (For a filmmaker, we believe has a great future ahead of him)
– Best Made in Baleares Short (300€ in cash or InKind prizes)
- Best Wake Up Europe Award
- Best Bridging Cultures Award
- Best Music Video
- Evolutionary Island Award (Best Feature Film Filmed in the Balearic islands)
- Evolution Honorary Award
Rules & Terms
EMIFF does not pay any screening fees. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.