Palma.—One of the most innovative contributions to the International Week of European Cinema is the Evolution International Film Festival which is coming hot foot from Hollywood straight to Palma. “The focus of the film festival is on independent and multi-cultural productions,” said actress and producer Sandra Seeling at a presentation in the Puro Hotel in Palma.

The festival will kick off on Sunday 21st October at 6pm in the Sala Augusta cinema in Plaza España in Palma and last until Thursday, 25th October.
There will be some 30 films showing, both short and full length, along with documentaries. Plans are that the festival is going to be a regular event from next year onwards, but meanwhile organisers have been able to count on a budget of 90'000 euros for this season.

Over five days, the public will be able to see cult films such as La voz dormida by Benito Zambrano which will open the festival; When we leave, by Feo Aladag (22nd October), Omamamia by Tomy Wigand (23rd); El perfecto desconocido, by Toni Bestard (24th), and Buscando a Eimish, a production by Ana Rodríguez Rosell (25th).

After the showing has finished in Palma, the festival will head out to the Middle East to Cairo and afterwards to Dubai. It includes a series of short films such as Primavera árabe. On 22nd October, at 10am there will be a new feature of audience interaction “Cafés con cine” where spectators will be able to hold conversations with the film-maker Feo Aladag. The informal discussions will be held in the Rialto Living de Ciutat in Calle Sant Feliu.

It is hoped that also talking to the public will be Oscar Jaenada, who starred in Buscando a Eimish but this is yet to be confirmed.