BLOG

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...

We thank you for supporting the Emerging Filmmakers participating in IEFTA's Global Film Expression and attending this year's 3rd edition of "Refugee Voice in Film" with the UNHCR at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Click the link below to sign the petition and support their cause....

The IEFTA held a private cocktail reception to honour The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) at Plage 45 following the Refugee Voices in Film screening on Sunday May 13, 2018. Over 300 people joined together to celebrate the UNHCR team and talented filmmakers who stand #WithRefugees. 11 representatives from various UNHCR offices attended the events in Cannes to support the 3rd edition of Refugee Voices in Film at the Doc Corner of the Maché du Film and spread awareness of the...

Witness the diverse use of film in addressing one of the most poignant global humanitarian crises of our time. IEFTA hosted the 3rd Edition of the Refugee Voices in Film series in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Marché du Film. The program explored the power of refugee testimonials with a focus on the Rohingya crisis, Yemen, the Horn of Africa, and Syria. 11 UNHCR team members, including the UNHCR Representative of France, Ralf H.W. Gruenert and UNHCR...

As we enter our 12th year and continue our mission, we are in preparation for a full schedule during Cannes Film Festival focusing on bringing new talent to Cannes as well as continuing to spread awareness of the refugee crisis....

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...

Filmmakers Pietro Novello, Lubna Sharmin, Md Abid Mallick, Tsengel Davaasambuu, and Mungunkhuu Distabazar are honored at the From Dhaka to Cannes: A Celebration of Talent hosted by the International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) at La Plage Royale on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France. Photo by Kaidi Photography....

The Dhaka to Cannes initiative - the first ever of its kind - is launched in Bangladesh Organised by the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB) in partnership with International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) the Dhaka to Cannes initiative is kicked off with the selection of three emerging Bangladeshi filmmakers: Lubna Sharmin, Kazi Mahadi Muntasir and Md Abid Mallick, who are chosen to attend Cannes Film Festival 2017 as a part of the opportunity, mentorship and workshop programme. 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....

The 2nd annual Refugee Voices in Film screenings with Doc Corner at this years Cannes Film Festival explored UNHCR's innovative approaches to refugee messaging, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean and mixed migration movements....

In a statement the International Emerging Talent Films Association (IEFTA) said it was “deeply saddened” by the French embassy's decision to reject visa to two Bangladeshis expected to join the Cannes Film Festival. The Marché du Film had approved participation of all three candidates of the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), but the French Embassy in Dhaka denied visas for the two male applicants, 'Malick' and 'Muntasir'. The third finalist, Lubna Sharmin, has been granted visa. IEFTA’s President Marco Orsini said...

UNHCR delegates and filmmakers stood with refugees at a cocktail reception on the beach hosted by IEFTA in honour of UNHCR....

[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"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/kNFITTBDYG0"][vc_column_text]President of IEFTA, Marco Orsini: "I am humbled to have had a hand in the creation of the UNHCR Dangerous Crossings campaign song, marking the launch of a major UNHCR awareness campaign. Dangerous Crossings shines a light on the dangers of refugee migrations from Africa to war-stricken Yemen via the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, and sends a key message: think twice before making the perilous journey." #DangerousCrossings #UNHCR #refugees #Egypt #WithRefugees[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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...

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...

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....

IEFTA

IEFTA