Discover the Magic of Cinema at the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

The highly anticipated Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) will return for its 12th year, taking place from 18th to 24th October, 2023.As the most international event on the island, EMIFF promises an unforgettable experience filled with captivating films, esteemed guests,and exciting red carpet events. The festival will host events in a variety of locations throughout the island but is based at the independent cinema CineCiutat at the Escorxador in the heart of Palma.

Under the visionary leadership of Festival Director and actress Sandra Lipski, EMIFF has blossomed into a celebrated cultural event. As a female entrepreneur, Sandra Lipski started the festival from scratch, pouring her passion and dedication into creating a platform that celebrates the art of cinema and supports aspiring filmmakers. Sandra is supported by an international team who organise events throughout the year in Hollywood to boost the global visibility of Mallorca amongst the international film industry. As the official festival hotel, Hotel Portixol will be buzzing with VIPs and press conferences, providing the perfect backdrop for networking and celebration. Guests can immerse themselves in the world of cinema as they rub shoulders with industry professionals and catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.

This year, EMIFF proudly hosts the second Annual Cinematography Focus presented by ARRI, dedicated to connecting creativity and future technologies for moving images. Renowned cinematographers from around the globewill share their expertise in worldclass panels and masterclasses, ensuring an unparalleled educational experience for aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts alike.

A host of award-winning filmmakers will be in attendance throughout the seven-day festival. EMIFF is renowned for honouring outstanding individuals in the industry, and its opening night Gala at Teatre Principal and closing eventat Palau de Congressos promise to be truly unforgettable. Tributes will be paid to cinematic icons and the prestigious Evolution Honorary and Icon Awards will be presented to this year’s winners. Past honourees who have graced the EMIFF red carpet include the likes of Danny DeVito, WimWenders, Mads Mikkelsen, Ana de Armas, Melissa Leo, Ru-ben Östlund, and Lone Scherfig, among others.

EMIFF remains committed to its mission of bridging cultures and people, reflected in its diverse and inclusive filmprogram. Visitors can expect to be captivated by international premieres and embark on a cinematic journey withover 100 thought-provoking films. They can also experience the unique atmosphere of the fun Drive-In Cinema at Port Adriano and engage in stimulating discussions at the Cafe con Cine Talks hosted at Rialto Living.

For younger attendees at the event, there will be a special treat! Films for Kids is a dedicated area of the festival featuring delightful short films suitable for children aged three to twelve. It is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the magic of cinema to the next generation.

Tickets and Festival passes for EMIFF will be available for purchase from 4th October via the festival’s official website, Secure your spot early, as this is an event you won’t want to miss!


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