Mallorca Film Festival 2017

Palma de Mallorca, October 4, 2017: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, set in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing and culturally rich center of Palma, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival’s 6th edition. The nine-day festival will take place, October 26th – November 4th, 2017, and includes an in-person Gala tribute to legendary filmmaker Paul Haggis, a Gala Opening Night event, narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, an extended Kids section co-curated by the Andorra Kids Film Festival, a Virtual Reality presentation by TheVrand, and industry panels and seminars featuring elite international industry experts.


EMIFF will present 12 films in Narrative feature and 8 films in Documentary feature Competition, 30 international short films, a special Music Video section curated in partnership with The Los Angeles Music Video Festival, as well as additional nightly events and special screenings. Special events include the Opening Night Gala Screening of The Song of Sway Lake, produced by Ari Gold Films. Centerpiece Gala will be the ‘Evolution Vision’ Award Presentation to iconic filmmaker Paul Haggis, with a screening of his award-winning film Crash. Other Gala events include: Spotlight Gala Screening of acclaimed narrative film The Big Sick, a Closing Night Gala Screening of Thelma (the official Oscar submission by Norway for best foreign-language film) and an Awards Gala at Mercado Gastronómico San Juan.


Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) is one of the fastest growing 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 and industry professionals visit this island paradise to discover “the next great generation of filmmakers” The festival presents a diverse selection from world premieres to film festival favorites, short film screenings, Q&As, a Drive-In Cinema section at the Philip Stark designed Port Adriano, an Art & Cine event at the modern museum of contemporary art Es Baluard, and a Virtual Reality zone presented by VRand.


Said EMIFF Founder and Executive Director Sandra Seeling Lipski, “EMIFF is more than a film festival; it provides a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, focusing on showcasing a diverse collection of both local and international independent films. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers, and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. Alongside our partnerships with the local community and educational institutions, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate. The focus of our programming changes each year to reflect current trends in world cinema, culture and politics. This year, we showcase films that promote our mission to Bridging Cultures – Bridging People.”


“I am particularly excited for our Evolution Vision Award recipient; three time Academy Award winner, writer/director Paul Haggis. The Evolution Vision award honors a filmmaker that has shown resilience in the film industry and has, time after time, proven his talent with excellent creations as a writer, director or actor. Paul is an incredible inspiration for the next generation of filmmakers,” said Lipski.


About Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

Now in it’s sixth year, EMIFF attracts over 4000 attendees from over 24 countries worldwide. In 2017, EMIFF will continue to expand the presence of international filmmakers and strengthen its position within the worldwide film festival calendar. Since it’s 2012 inception, the number of films screened has tripled, counting over 80 movies from 25 countries during the 2016 festival program.


Previous guest filmmakers, talent, and industry attendees include: Danny DeVito, Oscar Jaenada, Emma Suarez, Manuella Velles, Marc Clotet, Ana de Armas, Colm Meany, Benito Zambrano, Feo Aladag, Ronald Souse Richter, Lilith Stangenberg, and Claudia Eisinger.


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