FILM fans are rejoicing as the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (MIFF) is back for its eighth year.
Gaining more momentum each year, the event features an awards ceremony and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Movie Maker Magazine has put the festival in its ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ for the last two years, and the festival sends some of Mallorca’s winners to festivals in LA, California.
MIFF kicks off at Palma’s Teatre Principal on October 23, with an opening gala and a viewing of Richard Wong’s new feature film, Come As You Are.
On October 24, Rialto Living is hosting a filmmaker brunch at its Palma homestore.
From October 24 to October 28, feature films, shorts, documentaries, student-made films and films for children will be shown throughout Mallorca.
There is also a special section of the festival dedicated to films created in the Balearics, or by local writers, directors and producers.
The festival also boasts many Q & As with several filmmakers and directors, and hosts networking events for various sectors of the industry.
Palma’s Cineciutat hosts most of the screenings and events, with others at the Gerhardt Braun Gallery, Es Baluard, Port Adriano and Rialto Living.
Actors looking to raise their game can sign up for an acting and auditioning master-class with Giles Foreman, celebrity acting coach to the stars, including Michael Fassbender.
Another big name dropping the festival is Murray Ferguson, producer to acclaimed series including Misfits, Lovesick, and The End Of The F***ing World.
The British producer is one of the speakers at the film festival, along with Ben Donald, founder of Cosmopolitan Pictures, currently producing and working with the BBC on The Mallorca Files.Famous faces at the festival over the years have included Pilou Asbaek of Game of Thrones, Casino Royal bad guy Mads Mikkelsen, Hollywood legend Danny DeVito and Oscar winner Melissa Leo.
Evolution in Adriano
Port Adriano is again hosting its retro-style drive-in cinema nights on October 25 and 26.
Tickets cost just €10 per car for each film.
Pack some treats or buy some from the snack shack and turn on the car radio to listen to the film.
Friday night sees an 8pm showing of the children’s hit Frozen, followed by a 10pm showing of Kill Bill vol I.
The port will show the 1974 film Easy Rider on Saturday at 7:30 pm, followed by classic rom com When Harry met Sally at 10 pm.