In 2008, the IEFTA launched the GFE initiative in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. After selecting Ethiopia at the 2007 Festival, the IEFTA hosted an international conference in Addis Ababa in partnership with the University of Addis Ababa, the Government of Ethiopia, the Embassies of the USA and India and UNESCO. Today, the capital university has a film curriculum, the cultural ministry has a film policy, filmmakers and industry professionals have a union, and local students are showcasing their talents in international workshops and festivals.
Global Film Expression (GFE)
Under the umbrella of the International Emerging Talent Film Association (IEFTA), the Global Film Expression (GFE) initiative supports emerging filmmakers in developing nations.