Fig Tree (2018)

"16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia...


Enkopa (2018)

"Enkopa depicts the struggles of an Ethiopian young woman, Enkopa, who wants to travel to Canada through neighboring country Sudan...


Faya Dayi (2021)

"A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for...


Quragnaye - Enchaine...

'This is magic realism at its best. Combining breath-taking landscapes with superb performances piqued by humour and irony, Tafesse takes...


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Dukale's Dream


A documentary about the inspiration behind Hugh Jackman's fair trade coffee company... 

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The Lamb

ZELEKE Yared story

An Ethiopian drama film directed by Yared Zeleke ...

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Films by Haile Gerima

Films by legendary Ethiopian film-maker, and member of the Los Angeles School of Black Film Makers 1970's movement, as well as professor of film at Howard University Haile Gerima The films are available from Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Film Festivals in Ethiopia

  •  colours of the nile
  • Addis film festival

EFI Socially Responsible Films

  • Ethiopia comes with many faces. It is a country rich of over 80 different ethnic groups, identities and culture. Read more
  • “Andinet” (Unity) is an emerging dance club led by Henok and perfoms for local communities in Ethiopia... Read more
  • Garbis Korajian is a third generation Armenian born and raised in Ethiopia. His family first came to Ethiopia over 120 years ago. Read more
  • A street separates a church and a mosque. A story about religious tolerance. Read more

EFI Environment Films

  • “Troubled Waters” is a new environmental documentary on the Akaki River in Ethiopia...Read more
  • ”Parga” is a 3:30 minute long documentary which gives insight into how the people of Konso... Read more
  • “Diza”
    young boys look for pieces of special waste amongst the tons of garbage... Read more
  • Are we really that insignificant? “We All Count” focuses on the lives of three ordinary Ethiopians... Read more

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