The Palma Congress Center, together with Meliá Hotels International, was once again the official sponsor of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), showing once again its support for culture and contributing to the international projection of the island.
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) closed its 12th edition in style at a grand gala held in the main auditorium of the Palma Congress Center, where the festival's 25 awards, plus four honorary prizes, were presented.
This edition, the one with the largest audience so far, has involved six days of screenings and activities, involving more than 300 filmmakers, producers and industry professionals, and has featured 147 titles.
"The Promised Land" ("The Bastard") was the big winner of the night with the award for Best International Film, Best Actor and Best Cinematography, with a special mention from the jury to Simon Bennebjerg for "Best On-Screen Villain".
Another highlight of the evening was the Oscar-winning Susanne Bier, who picked up the Evolution Icon award for her outstanding career.
The evening began with a red carpet and cocktail reception organized by Meliá Hotels International, one of the sponsors of the event. Once in the room, festival director Sandra Lipski and presenter Neus Cortés welcomed the attendees. After a standing ovation, Bier received her honorary award and the gala continued with the screening of "The Movie Teller".
Then it was the turn of the awards. Among them, the three awards for "The Promised Land", which were collected by actor Mads Mikkelsen. Wim Wenders won the award for best director for "Perfect Days", a film that also received a special mention for the cinematography by Franz Lustig. Best female performance went to Clara McGregor for her role in "You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder".
Balearic talent also received recognition. "Tomorrow Somewhere by the Sea", by Patrick Büchting, received the award for best film Made in Baleares, while the best short film was "Vens a cercar-me?" ("Can You Come?"), by Rubén Capilla, best cinematography went to Pasqual Marí's work in "Ben", and "Jo, punk" ("I punk"), by Dani Cuesta won the award for best documentary Made in Baleares.
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