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23 September 2009

Welcome to the 4th Ethiopian International Film Festival (EIFF)!

The 4th Ethiopian International Film Festival (EIFF) will be held from 23-29 November 2009 at National Theatre, Addis Ababa City Hall, Italian Culture Institute and Imperial Hotel under the theme LOST AND FOUND.

A festival of world cinema with African films at its city!

The festival will continue its special focus on African cinema which is so rarely seen in Ethiopia, while making a point of actively seeking out the nascent East African film industry.

As is now quit customary the festival program will be divided into four primary sections:

African Panorama - A broad selection of historic and contemporary African films that provide a good context for understanding African cinema.

The Contemporary World Cinema-Showing work from many different countries and cultures

Cinema Landmarks – A selection of film will be chosen with particular relevance to the festival’s theme & related programs.

Documentary films week –Throughout the week Ethiopian and international made documentary films will be screened separately as a special focus in one of EIFF venues.

Highlights and Tributes- Which creates programs for this theme and honors particular individuals for their contributions.

DFA members have a special opportunity to enter their documentary films free of charge as the DFA has been asked to supply 10 documentaries from its members. Additionally, Pascal Schmitz from the DFA board will be travelling to Ethiopia on the 1st of October and can take any DVDs or other submission material with him and save DFA members the courier cost. You can contact him on 082 506 8312 to obtain details and his address

The submission form can be downloaded here and emailed to the festival director Yirga at

Submission deadline is the 5th of October 2009

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