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This annual event will be taking place from 26-31 August 2019. The Lab's mission is to be a productive hub for South Asian creative content and reality storytelling and resource opportunity for South Asian filmmakers in Bangladesh. Read More...

As Cannes wraps up, we celebrate with the 6 filmmakers and give them an opportunity to apply their recent training, pitch their projects and make valuable contacts and connections at an IEFTA Power Brunch....

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....

A sensational new collaboration with the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes and IEFTA sponsor award of 10,000€ given to one of the 24 ‘Docs-in-Progress Showcases at the Doc Corner’....

IEFTA 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....

Bernadette Schram welcomes us at the African Hub and told filmfestivals.com, Bruno Chatelin a bit more about her organisation and how IEFTA is in Berlin at the Africa Hub, encouraging collaboration with Emerging Filmmakers...

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 emergency.  The free movement of people and ideas has been curtailed by the current government. It is with great sorrow that we recognize the impossibility of continuing our mission under the Global Film Expression (GFE) Initiative.  We are obliged, albeit reluctantly, to suspend all activity until the situation resolves and the rights and liberties guaranteed to the great people of Ethiopia are fully restored.  As we monitor the situation, we express our sincerest wishes for a peaceful and just resolution of the ongoing crisis. To our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia--please stay safe and strong.  We look forward to working together again soon. With sadness and solidarity, Marco A. Orsini President, IEFTA...

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....

Watersprite international student film festival returns to Cambridge The Cambridge Watersprite International Student Film Festival returns to the city this weekend with a host of screenings and special events. Back for its eighth year, the festival will showcase 25 student films shortlisted from over 350 productions encompassing 42 countries, including Myanmar, South Africa and Turkey. Read more...

The association IEFTA, based in the Principality, promotes young directors from emerging countries in Cannes, and takes advantage of the Festival du Film to reflect on the issue of refugees....

IEFTA presents ‘Advice for Emerging Filmmakers from Developing Nations’ live streamed to Atlan Khalis Film Festival followers. The Atlan Khalis Film Festival is an independent film festival held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 3-9 June. The international jury included a strong presence of industry leaders, including the IEFTA and this year selected national and international winners across four categories of short film. In addition to some forty plus film screenings, a range of masterclasses were delivered to participants. Bernadette Schramm Global Film Expression's Director, presented a Masterclass on the topic ‘Advice for Emerging Filmmakers from Developing Nations’ which was live streamed to followers of Atlan Khalis Film Festival helping to widen the reach of our message....

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....

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....

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