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Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries. Read more...

Check Out the Top 10 Indiegogo Films to Watch For At the Toronto International Film Festival 2015 http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2015/09/74284-check-out-the-top-10-indiegogo-films-to-watch-for-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival-2015/...

"From Addis To Cannes 2014" An Interview With Ethiopian Filmmakers Since 2010, the Monaco based organization IEFTA and the EFI, together have been providing an opportunity for young Ethiopian filmmakers to study and learn their craft in Addis Ababa. The filmmakers come to Cannes and are mentored as they meet a range of influential distributors, sales agents, producers, directors and international film commissioners at the international festival. They are also given one-on-one sessions with film institutions, consultants, established producing & co-producing entities, and international distribution companies. Read more...

Myself and the board members of the IEFTA would like to thank you for your support last Tuesday night at the screening of “Dinner at the No Gos*”. We raised close to 7,500 Euros! These funds will go a long way to: Expand the filmmaker and film database. Create new information tools that enable the filmmakers to improve and develop their skills and interact internationally. Present a new updated list of grants/opportunities. Enhance the site and bring it up-to-date technically. continue film workshops in Addis Ababa. Again, thank you for your support! If you haven’t seen the photos from the event, please click on the links below. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.506795576031066.107941.227124707331489&type=3 ...

The first initiative the IEFTA ever took on was the 2007 International Emerging Talent Film Festival (IET Film Festival) of Monaco. Over four days, the IET Film Festival showcased 25 films representing 23 countries and eleven first-time feature filmmakers. Panel discussions were hosted on issues of artistic and career relevance, emerging talent was celebrated and engaged the local community with the larger film world. For more details download the IET Film Festival Catalogue below.  ...