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IEFTA hosted it's 2nd Global Emerging Talent Conference in Addis Ababa this week The International Emerging Talent Film Association (IEFTA) invited Ethiopian Filmmakers to apply for the chance to meet with Film Producers and Film Festival Directors from around the world. Eleven Filmmakers were selected to meet one-on-one with industry professionals to discuss and receive advice on developing their current projects. In attendance were Dorothee Wenner - Filmmaker and Programmer at Berlinale, Keith Shiri - International Film Curator and Programme Advisor to...

Call for Ethiopian Filmmakers to meet with International Film Professionals The International Emerging Talent Films Association (IEFTA) invites Ethiopian Filmmakers to apply for the chance to meet with Film Producers and Film Festival Directors from the United States and Europe. 12 Filmmakers will be selected to meet one-on-one with the professionals to discuss and receive advice on developing their current projects. Projects can be at any stage of development, from initial idea to post-production, and the projects can be short or feature...

Dear IEFTA supporters, The Festival de Cannes is just around the corner. Mark your calendars and be sure to save these dates. IEFTA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 70th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL [vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'] FRIDAY 19 May 2017 17:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs IEFTA in partnership with IFIB presents Dhaka to Cannes: A Celebration of Talent Honouring participating Bangladeshi filmmakers from this year's inaugural Dhaka to Cannes initiative, as well as Mongolian filmmakers, Watersprite participants and Bangladeshi HNW contributors. Plage Royale, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes[/vc_column] [vc_column width='1/3'] SUNDAY...

Our mission at IEFTA is multi-fold: to discover and promote emerging talent in cinema from around the world, to encourage dialogue among filmmakers, to promote cultural diversity and international understanding, and to engage the art of cinema....

UNHCR campaign spreads awareness about dangers of Yemen sea crossings UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign to spread awareness about the dangers of crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea from Africa to war-stricken Yemen and highlighting the horrendous conditions and rising risks in Yemen. More than 117,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Yemen in 2016. Many were lured by smugglers to take the perilous boat journey across the high seas in search of protection or...

Dear Friends & Supporters of the IEFTA - and to our Partners and Friends in Ethiopia, For 9 years, The IEFTA has developed film-related talent and supported cinematic education in Ethiopia. Click here to read more about our Addis to Cannes Initiative.  We have established enduring ties and made wonderful friends, while marveling at the warmth, energy and creativity of local filmmakers. Consequently, we deplore recent developments in the political and economic affairs of Ethiopia, including the newly declared state of...

Dear Friends and Supporters of the IEFTA, The IEFTA marked its 10th Anniversary in 2016 with new projects, new partners and renewed determination!  We are so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and grateful  to you our friends, funders and collaborators for enabling us to deliver opportunity and education to those with limited access to cinematic self-expression.  Your passion & perseverance have allowed us to inspire and produce film art while changing perceptions and creating opportunities. Below, I have...

The city known for one of the major film festivals in the world - Cannes has a special appeal that is difficult to describe to people who haven't actually been there....

THE INTERNATIONAL EMERGING FILM TALENT ASSOCIATION (IEFTA) In Cooperation With THE UN REFUGEE AGENCY (UNHCR) And THE MARCHÉ DU FILM Is Pleased To Announce An All Day Event at 2016 Cannes Film Festival  REFUGEE VOICES IN FILM (Monte Carlo/New York, 18 April 2016) – Against the backdrop of the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, a full-day conference, "Refugee Voices in Film," will be held on the 18th of May at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, presented by the International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), in collaboration...

It is with a mixture of pride and astonishment that we celebrate 10 years of the International Emerging Film Talent Association, a Monaco-based NGO whose life-changing support for film-related creativity in emerging countries you have made possible!...

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