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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index="" el_class="entry-title-wrapper"][vc_column][vc_column_text] MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column el_class="entry-title-wrapper"][vc_column_text] Our mentorship program focuses on filmmakers projects from start to completion and includes a comprehensive list of skills ensuring the success of the filmmakers film. The IEFTA Mentorship Programme is dedicated to identifying and developing the creative talent of career-ready filmmakers from emerging economies and covers PR, marketing, post production, legal, film festivals and distribution. As conceived, the IEFTA Mentorship Programme will...

I wanted to give you a quick update on what has transpired since our amazing Addis to Cannes workshop this past May, 2014. Since the event 8 months ago, we have launched a very aggressive mentorship program with the five original filmmakers who participated in Cannes, four being female....

Dear Friends, Partners & Supporters of the IEFTA, It is with gratitude and pride that I write to inform you of the achievements of the IEFTA over the last 12 months and to thank you for your role in making them possible. We experienced yet another year of substantial growth and significant action, of shared opportunities and changed lives! Because I know you are as busy as I am, allow me to get right to the point: a list of our...

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...

"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 &...

The IEFTA in association with the Better World Film Festival Invites you to a Dinner In aid of the IEFTA “Addis to Cannes” initiative supporting film-making education in Ethiopia. Join our Ethiopian filmmakers and distinguished guests of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for dinner, live music and entertainment. All funds support film education in Ethiopia and participation in Cannes. Invitations are limited to 75 guests. By invitation please. Dress code: Casual Chic. DATE:     Monday 19 May 2014 VENUE:  Villa Nocturne, 5 Boulevard de...

Dear friends of the IEFTA, It gives me great pleasure to share with you recent achievements and immediate plans for the International Emerging Talent Film Association for this coming 2014. As you well know, the IEFTA promotes film education in developing countries and supports emerging filmmakers internationally. Since our inception in 2006, we’ve honoured this mandate and this coming year will be no exception. Indeed, in 2013, we got to watch as one of our supported filmmakers stepped boldly onto the...

Dear IEFTA community: Let me begin by belatedly wishing you all a Happy New Year.   Please accept my sincerest hopes for a safe and prosperous 2013 for you and your loved ones. It has been some time since I last had the opportunity to report on the work of the International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), but it is my pleasure to do so today. As you know, the IEFTA’s mission is to promote film education in developing countries and to...

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,...