The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) has recently partnered with International Emerging Film Talent Agency (IEFTA) to help boost Jamaica on the international film scene.

IEFTA is a Monaco based non-profit, non-governmental organization that organizes, finances and promotes festivals, exhibitions, education and development. JAFTA has selected two Jamaican filmmakers to attend DOK Leipzig in Germany, which is the largest event of its kind in the world.

DOK Leipzig is a documentary film festival that takes place every year in Leipzig, Germany that begins October 25 to October 31st.

JAFTA President, Saeed Thomas in a recent interview stated that the selected filmmakers will be able to attend DOK Leipzig and while attending, they will be able to discuss their work with producers and other professionals in Germany. He went on to say that this is a great opportunity to see how their work might resonate with an international audience. He also mentions that this partnership with IEFTA is one of many in the pipelines.