Heidi Saman Selected for Monaco-based IEFTA Initiative at Cannes!
The 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May) marks a new partnership between Monaco’s International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. This year, Heidi Saman (2006 Film) was selected to participate in IEFTA’s Global Film Expression, which provides opportunity and education to those with little to no access to resources for cinematic expression. Thanks to IEFTA, Heidi is one of three GFE filmmakers who will be able to meet with the Producers Network, which welcomes more than 500 producers from all around the world for a series of meetings and unique events specifically designed to encourage international co-productions and facilitate networking.
Heidi’s film, The Armenian Club, is a coming-of-age story about two sisters in 1970s era Cairo. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces to Watch in 2014, and her first feature, Namour, won a Jury Award at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival where it premiered.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Vice Chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA says:
“The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has identified and supported some of the most talented, ground-breaking filmmakers in America. This year, the Foundation partners with the International Emerging Film Talent Association to afford Princess Grace Award-winning filmmaker, Heidi Saman, the opportunity to participate in Cannes’ Marché du Film Producers Network. Offering Heidi this chance to promote her film, The Armenian Club, aligns with IEFTA’s mission to advocate for diverse filmmakers from around the world. We look forward to this being the first of many collaborations to come.”
You can read more about IEFTA in the press release here.
April 23, 2018