Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival – 10. – 15.11.2015
This year’s Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival is expected to screen 50 independent shorts and feature movies from film makers around the world. The creative Berlin-born actress and film-maker Sandra Seeling Lipski was just 27 when she decided to start an international film festival on Mallorca. Neither her age, nor living in Los Angeles, deterred Sandra – who had lived on Mallorca from the age of nine until at 18, she moved to New York. She graduated from the city’s Lee Strasberg Theater School, then the Los Angeles Film School, with a film-making degree, in 2011. By then, she’d already submitted her first movie to the Mallorca Film Festival – as a chance to show her work back at home. The festival didn’t happen, so Sandra – “I’m a very impulsive person” – launched her own, on the island where her parents still live. “I just went out and did it,” she says, as though it were a cinch. In summer 2012, she visited Mallorca to discuss plans; the inaugural Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival was that autumn, attracting around 450 visitors. Sandra is thrilled to see the Evolution family grow slowly but surely. Everyone involved has a passion for the cinema, sharing ideas, creativity laughter and love. Sandra’s goal is to establish Evolution as the go to innovative cinema event in the Mediterranean. The Festival opens at Palma’s Teatre Principal, with subsequent screenings again taking place at Cine Ciutat.
Rialto Living will host the customary coffee and cinema talks from Friday to Sunday. New for this year is a stunt-fighting workshop for youngsters, which will end with the filming of a fight scene – to be screened during the festival.
Read here more about the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival and its dynamic director, Sandra Seeling Lipski.