British award winning actor Asif Kapadia is the special guest at this year’s film festival and will be taking a Q&A at CineCiutat after a showing of his film Amy at 18:30pm. Kapadia was honoured with the Evolution VISION Award, a well-deserved prize for this visionary actor who inspires audiences, breaks boundaries and bridges cultures.
Over the past year, Sandra and her team have been liaising with local film-makers, production companies, the Islas Baleares Film Commission, L’Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics, and audiovisual schools such as CESAG. The result is the Producers Club (October 26th) – a series of panel discussions on topics such as film financing, grant applications, pre- and post-production, and distribution.
Screenings will be at Palma’s Teatre Principal, Cineciutat, and Es Baluard. There’ll be “Café Con Cine“ at Rialto Living, and various networking events in collaboration with their many loyal partners.
Support from the local film community is flourishing and this year’s festival will feature the largest section of Balearic films to date. These are features, shorts, documentaries, and music videos, shot on Mallorca by ‘mallorquín’ film-makers. It’s an important development: “I’m thrilled that EMIFF has formed a true bond with local film-makers and is working continuously to promote local films at the festival, and beyond.”
EMIFF movies stand for innovative and provocative storytelling. “Our main goal will always be to inspire our audience to be better, more curious, and more adventurous,” Sandra says. “Our audience may be deeply touched emotionally, be offended, or even embarrassed after leaving a screening – but that is OK. It will move something in them, maybe mobilise a new action in their lives, and release a new passion or talent. That is what EMIFF is about.” – Sandra affirmates.
Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival 2019 runs from the 23rd to the 29th of October.