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The International Emerging Film Talent Association’s Lacey Tu (pictured) was honoured to present the Cambridge International Student Film Festival Impact Award to the winning entry: "Worth Every Penny" at the Watersprite Student Film Festival 2019. The winner will participate in Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes' Industry Workshops at this year’s Festival de Cannes....

The International Emerging Film Talent Association congratulates Heidi Saman, a participant through IEFTA's collaboration with the Princess Grace foundation-USA, who will have her directorial debut on the television series Queen Sugar!...

Bernadette Schram welcomes us at the African Hub and told filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin a bit more about her organization and how IEFTA is in Berlin at the Africa Hub, encouraging collaboration with Emerging Filmmakers The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), a Monaco based not for profit organization working with filmmakers from emerging economies, will participate in the  “Berlinale Africa Hub,” an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), providing an international forum for communication and networking for African filmmakers and creatives, as well as for filmmakers who are active on the continent, in particular in its sub-Saharan regions...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), a Monaco-based not for profit organisation working with filmmakers from emerging economies, will participate in the Berlinale Africa Hub, an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), providing an international forum for communication and networking for African filmmakers and creatives, as well as for filmmakers who are active on the continent, in particular in its sub-Saharan regions...

The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), a Monaco based not for profit organization working with filmmakers from emerging economies, will participate in the Berlinale Africa Hub, an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM)....

Upcoming events - IEFTA at Berlinale to give presentation on Encouraging Collaboration with Emerging Filmmakers....

IEFTA teams up with International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) A further new partnership for IEFTA is with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and we will be selecting a producer, whom we met at Cine Gouna’s Springboard, to participate in Rotterdam’s CineMart, a co-production market with workshops for 60 emerging producers from all over the world....

IEFTA a "TFL Up & Coming" Partner The 11th TorinoFilmLab (TFL) took place at the end of November in Torino, and, as a “TFL Up & Coming” partner for 2018, IEFTA selected producer Kismet El Sayed from Cairo to participate in the "TFL Up & Coming" network of producers from Africa, Asia and the Americas, who share the interest to co-produce with Europe....

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 the BFI London Film Festival, Bernadette Schramm - IEFTA Global Film Expression Director and Watersprite Film Festival Producer and Gary Springer - Entertainment Publicist and Consultant. Our industry professionals met for one-to-one meetings with talented filmmakers and hosted masterclasses open to both students and established filmmakers....

The 2nd Gobal Film Expression Conference (GFEC 2018) The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) is hosting it's 2nd Gobal Film Expression Conference (GFEC 2018) in Addis Ababa on 14-16 December 2018. The conference in Addis is the weekend of December 15 and the IEFTA invites Ethiopian Filmmakers to the chance to meet with Film Producers and Film Festival Directors from around the worldat the event. One of the filmmakers selected will come to Cannes FIlm Festival and participate in workshops in the Marché Du Film. Find out more here....

The IEFTA collaborated on the 2nd edition of El Gouna Film Festival (EGFF) whose goal lies in connecting filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa with their international counterparts. The mission of El Gouna Film Festival is to showcase a diverse selection of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience and to foster better communication between different cultures through the art of filmmaking. The spirit of the Festival is one of discovery; it strives to be a catalyst for the development of Cinema in the Arab World, particularly through its industry segment, CineGouna Platform. CineGouna SpringBoard CineGouna SpringBoard where invitees present projects in development or films in post-production to an audience of industry experts; producers, film festival directors, funding institutions, sales distributors, broadcasters etc. CineGouna Bridge The CineGouna Bridge focuses on masterclasses, workshops and panel sessions aimed at cultivating Arab cinema and encouraging dialogue and linking filmmakers from the Arab world and their international counterparts.The IEFTA had a presence within the Springboard audience, not only participating on this level but also meeting and forging crucial relationships with the filmmakers and their teams, discussing future plans of key projects in greater detail. The IEFTA’s participation at EGFF enabled us to connect with participants identified as contenders for our Global Film Expression initiative where successful candidates shall join us at industry workshops at the Festival de Cannes or CineMart, Rotterdam next year....

IEFTA Springboard at El Gouna Film Festival - CineGouna This September saw the 2nd edition of El Gouna Film Festival (EGFF) who's mission is to showcase a diverse selection of films for a passionate and knowledgeable audience to foster better communication between different cultures through the art of filmmaking. The Festival is committed to the discovery of new voices and strives to be a catalyst for the development of Cinema in the Arab World, particularly through it's CineGouna Platform. This year’s ‘Cinema for Humanity’ theme echoed EGFF’s humanitarian focus of last year. Refugee messaging in film was a topic deliberated during a panel discussion.  Omar Samra, protagonist of ‘Beyond the Raging Sea’ a feature length documentary (produced and realised in collaboration with the IEFTA) which highlights the desperate plight of refugees forced to cross dangerous bodies of water, gave his voice alongside that of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The IEFTA had a presence within the Springboard audience, not only participating on this level but also meeting and forging crucial relationships with the filmmakers and their teams, discussing future plans of key projects in greater detail. The IEFTA’s participation at EGFF enabled us to connect with participants identified as contenders for our Global Film Expression initiative where successful candidates shall join us at industry workshops at the Festival de Cannes, or at CineMart in Rotterdam next year. To find out more visit the El Gouna Film Festival GineGouna Platform.  ...

IEFTA awards prize to Farzana Boby to attend industry workshops at Cannes 2019 Dhaka DocLab, held in Dhaka, Bangladeshis an initiative that focuses on mentoring documentary filmmakers from South Asia. At this year's event, held from 31st August – 5th September 2018, workshops, seminars and masterclasses in technical aspects of filmmaking spanned the first three days, the second segment allowed 15 delegates to pitch projects to the industry expert based panel. As a jury member, the IEFTA awarded a deserving Farzana Boby this year’s prize of joining us in the industry workshops hosted in partnership with the Marche du Film at the upcoming Festival de Cannes in May 2019....