The International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA) In Collaboration For The Second Year With The Marché Du Film Presents A 10,000€ Prize For Documentary Works-In-Progress At The Marché’s Virtual Doc Corner


Prize Awarded To HOLY CRAFT

Directed by: Joseph Mangat

Presented as part of the Showcase PHILIPPINES


The Monaco-based International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), in the second year of its Docs-In-Progress collaboration with the Marché du Film, presented an award of 10,000€ with professional long-term project follow-up to the film Holy Craft, Directed by Joseph Mangat, and Produced by Alemberg ANG (vy/ac Productions, Philippines). Holy Craft was a part of the Philippines Showcase. The Award was presented by the three members of the Docs-In-Progress jury on Friday, June 26 at the online ‘Cannes Docs 2020 Closing Get Together.’


Holy Craft examines the peculiarities of religion, labor, capital and gender all intersecting at a Catholic figurines factory in the Philippines, where devout LGBTQ workers and outcasts pray to the same items they make. The film goes beyond the critique of the business of religion by focusing on the people behind the scenes and how they live and work within the absurdity of it all.


Jurors for the 2020 Docs-in-Progress competition include Zane Balčus, the head of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in Riga, Latvia; Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen, the Impact & Workshop Manager of Nordisk Panorama’s Impact and Doc Forward Talent Workshops; and Lina Soualem, a French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actress who was the winner of last year’s IEFTA supported Docs-in-Progress Award for her film Their Algeria.


Additional Awards presented were the Impact Award, to BEAUTY OF THE BEAST, in partnership with Nordisk Panorama, providing a 2 hour consultation on the film’s impact and outreach strategy; the Cineli Digital Award, to THE FREE ONES, endowed with a professional DCP offered by Cineli Digital, Paris, France; and the VOSTAO Award, to ANHELL69, endowed with French and/or English subtitles offered by VOSTAO, Paris, France.


For this year’s special virtual edition of the Marché du Film online there were presentations of 32 docs-in-progress from 8 countries. The list of countries/partners participating in the 2020 Docs-in-Progress program include: Showcase CIRCLE, CIRCLE WOMEN DOC ACCELERATOR; Showcase Italy, FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI + TORINO FILM FESTIVAL, Toscana Film Commission + Film Commission Torino Piemonte; Showcase FIDBA, FIDBA Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires; Showcase Philippines, FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES; Showcase New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION; Showcase Paris DOC; PARISDOC, Cinéma du reel; Showcase Canada, TELEFILM CANADA; Showcase Ukraine, DOCUDAYS UA, UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE. 

“IEFTA is proud to continue supporting documentary filmmakers through the Marché DU Films Docs-In-Progress award under its collaboration with Cannes Docs.” states IEFTA President Marco Orsini. “We are honored to help provide invaluable recognition and concrete support for the filmmakers eager to finish their projects”.


IEFTA is a Monaco based non-governmental organization founded with the purpose of discovering and developing film talent from emerging regions, globally. We connect film makers to established industry professionals, engage cultural diversity and foster relationships that are; mentoring, inspiring and educational. This year marks the 14th anniversary of IEFTA-supported initiatives.


Contact IEFTA: Gary Springer,, +1.914.659.4802 (international)

Contact Marché / Doc Corner: Pierre-Alexis Chevit,, +33 684 784 126

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