EMIFF announces 2022 opening night film & ICON Award recipient

Oct 5, 2022
EMIFF’s 2022 edition will also welcome acclaimed DoP Ed Lachman to receive the festival’s inaugural Evolution Cinematography ICON Award.

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF) announced its Opening Night feature film for its Fall festival, which kicks off next month on the Spanish island. 

The Opening Night film has been unveiled by festival founder and director Sandra Lipski as the Palme d’Or winning, satirical black comedy, Triangle of Sadness. Writer/director Ruben Östlund will be in Mallorca to present the film at the historic Teatre Principal on October 26. The wickedly funny commentary on social hierarchy stars Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon and Woody Harrelson and follows a celebrity couple who are invited on a luxury cruise for the super-rich – but things begin to go catastrophically wrong.

EMIFF’s 2022 edition will also welcome acclaimed DP Ed Lachman ASC (Far from Heaven, Carol, The Virgin Suicides, A Prairie Home Companion) to Mallorca, to receive the festival’s inaugural Evolution Cinematography ICON Award. A twice Oscar-nominated cinematographer hailing from New Jersey, Lachman is an iconic figure in the American independent film movement, having served as Director of Photography for a who’s who of filmmakers, including Todd Haynes, Ulrich Seidl, Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Altman, Sofia Coppola, and Paul Schrader. His numerous awards and accolades include the Independent Spirit Award, the BSC Award, the Golden Frog (CamerImage), the Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Award (Cannes Film Festival) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The ASC (American Society of Cinematographers).

Honorees previously announced for this year’s festival include Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig (Italian for Beginners, One Day, An Education) and Spanish actress Laia Costa (Victoria, Only You), who will receive the 2022 Evolution VISION and Evolution NEW TALENT Awards respectively.

Now in its 11th year, Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival is recognised as one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Europe and the longest-running physical film festival in Palma de Mallorca. Founded by filmmaker, actress and Mallorca-raised Sandra Seeling, EMIFF has been proudly supported by the Fundació Mallorca Turisme and the Mallorca Film Commission since its inception in 2012.

Using international film to shape a creative community and allowing independent filmmakers to feel inspired, to network and thrive, 2022 sees some major new additions to the usual EMIFF programme, including an inaugural Cinematography Focus, supported by media partners British Cinematographer and Camera & Light Magazine, whereby Directors of Photography from across the world will be invited to participate in panels and networking events at EMIFF.

The full EMIFF screening programme will be announced via a press conference in Mallorca in early October. Additional festival Honorees, the prestigious Opening Night film, other centrepiece feature films and spotlights, and EMIFF’s panels and industry discussions for the 2022 edition are set to also be announced at this time. The Closing Night Film will also be announced in the coming weeks.

British Cinematographer is a proud media partner of EMIFF.

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