The 7th Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF)

The 7th Annual Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), located in the heart of Palma on this far away island, presents an intimate and unexplored experience of 100 projects from 23 countries including feature films, documentaries, short films, experimental films, music videos, films for kids and a virtual reality lounge, from 25th — 31st of October, 2018.

This year, we celebrate centerpiece Galas—‘Evolution Honorary’ Award Presentation to Marisa Paredes, known in several films by Pedro Almodóvar such as Dark Habits (1983) All About My Mother (1999) and The Flower of My Secret (1995), which will be held a special screening followed by Q&A with her; the Evolutions Vision Award Presentation to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, known for The Hunt (2012) and Hannibal (2013-), with a screening of his new film Arctic. Other Gala events include Closing Night Evolutionary Award Presentation to filmmaker Tobias Lindholm, the writer of The Hunt (2012) and director/screenwriter of Mindhunter (2017-); a special presentation of the Evolution Icon Award to Melissa Leo, known for All My Children and The Fighter (2010).

“With the intention to encourage positive change, EMIFF’s films will push your limits and raise your consciousness. Our goal is to bridge cultures and build a stronger and more purposeful community,” said the founder and executive director Sandra Seeling Lipski.

Showcasing a diverse collection of both local and international independent films, EMIFF will be held in the most exquisite venues—Teatro Principal, Palma’s Opera house, Cineciutat, Modern Museum of Contemporary Art Es Baluard, Cafe con Cine, Rialto Living, Gallery Gerhardt Braun and the drive-in cinema experience at harbour Port Adriano.

Teatro Principal Logo

Headliners include:


Funny Story Dir Michael J. Gallagher (USA)


M Dir Sara Forestier (France)


Back for Good Dir Mia Spengler (Germany)

Still 1 Mads Mikkelsen, star of Arctic. Courtesy of Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival


ARCTIC Dir Joe Penna, 2018, (Iceland)

BACK FOR GOOD Dir Mia Spengler, 2018, (Germany)

M Dir Sara Forestier, 2018, (France)

ANA DE DIA Dir Andrea Jaurrieta, 2018, (Spain)

DADDY ISSUES Dir Laura Holliday, 2018,(USA)

HAWAII Dir Jesus del Cerro, 2017, (Romania)

AWAY YOU GO (RÜCKENWIND VON VORN) Dir Phillip Eichholtz, 2018, (Germany)

YOU GO TO MY HEAD Dir Dimitri de Clercq, 2018, (France, Germany, Belgium)



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