OSCAR-AWARD-WINNING writer and director Paul Haggis will be an honoured guest at this year’s Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF).
The filmmaker will attend a screening of his 2004 Oscar-winning film Crash, which will play at the festival’s centrepiece gala.
Haggis will receive the ‘Evolution Vision’ award at this year’s sixth edition of the festival.
The gala will also screen the Sundance success, The Big Sick, and the critically acclaimed Cannes hit Thelma.
The event will also be the Spanish premiere for the drama, The Song of Sway Lake, and the director Ari Gold will be in attendance.
The entire festival runs from October 26 until November 4 and will feature 12 films, eight documentaries, and 30 international short films. The events are scattered around Palma and surrounding areas, many of which at Cineciutat or Thatre Principal with special events in Port Adriano. This year’s EMIFF will include networking events, panels, and workshops every day with up-and-coming filmmakers, established industry professionals.
EMIFF founder and executive director Sandra Seeling Lipski commented: “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.”
Last year’s event drew over 4,000 guests from 24 countries with Hollywood legend Danny DeVito as the guest of honour.