Biennially, the International Emerging Talent Film Association (IEFTA) and the Ethiopian Film initiative (EFI) join forces to organise a sponsored trip to the Cannes Film Festival. These trips provide an opportunity to meet a range of influential producers and commissioners at the festival.
Process – Applicants submit formal application and 1 short or feature film in early spring for review by a panel of IEFTA/EFI advisory board members. Between 3-6 people are selected for the « From Addis to Cannes » event.
The winners are flown into Cannes for the Cannes Film Festival for a week of workshops, networking and a chance to meet experts and influential producers within the industry.
**Applicants must be an Ethiopian national living and working in Ethiopia at least 6 months of the year and should have one short or feature film released.
2014 – Adanech Admassu Fessiha, Daniel Debebe Negatu, Hermon Hailay, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh, Yamrot Nigussie Zenebe
2012 – Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui, and Yidnekachew Shumete
2010 – Yeneakal Tamrat, Moges Tafesse and Yamrot Negussie