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habesha film
ASSOCIATION

Connect. Horn of Africa.

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Mission statement

Established on March 4th 2020 by four filmmakers in Los Angeles, the Habesha Film Association is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between the Horn of Africa and the global community by creating an open network of professionals in the film industry. It supports and promotes film professionals largely by providing essential resources with an access to a large network of like-minded professionals in creating visuals that positively promote the Horn of Africa diaspora along with organizing networking events across the country and around the globe.

 
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Elsabet ademe

is an Actress, Writer, Producer, Casting Director, MC, and Author. She was born in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. She left her beloved country when she was 16 years old to follow her dream of working in the Hollywood industry.  The road to the U.S. for her was long and difficult as she faced death on several occasions being smuggled through several African and European countries before legally immigrating to the United States from Central America. Elsabet recently wrote a book about that journey, titled "Behind Sunrise" which she hopes to bring to the big screen in the future. She's a graduate of the New York Film Academy where she focused on, acting for film. Her latest projects include, “The Bartender” (2018. Writer, Producer and Lead actor), “Happy Birthday” (2017. Producer and Actress), “A Fire Within” (2018. Casting director),  “Out Come” (2018) and “Paper Boats” (2019. Casting director).

 
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GET INVOLVED

By becoming a member, you are investing in our core mission: Bridging the gap between the Horn of Africa and the global community by creating an open network of professionals in the film industry.​

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Access to a professional network of Habesha Filmmakers.

  • Admission to HFA workshops, panel discussions, and screenings.

  • Listing on membership only directory.

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MEDIA

Co-Founder & President Elsabet Ademe Introducing Habesha Film Association on The HELEN Show I EBS