What Is NEFTI?

NEFT Vodka™ and the International Emerging Film Talent Association (“IEFTA”) have joined forces to create NEFT Emerging Film Talent International (“NEFTI”), a groundbreaking competition established to discover, develop and showcase up-and-coming filmmakers from emerging economies around the world. Dedicated to providing opportunities to film talent who might otherwise go unknown due to geographical, financial and logistical limitations, NEFTI selects contestants from a multitude of economically emerging regions.


  • Film must be 3-5 mins

  • Non violent and Non political

  • Neft Vodka must be used somewhere in the film

  • Each of the 3 finalist are required to send in vlogs at least once a week documenting their journey


  • 10 chosen filmmakers pitch their short film idea via Zoom to the panel of judges

  • Judges narrow it down to 3 finalists

  • 3 finalists have 30 days to complete their film

  • Judges review films and choose a winner

Other Details

  • Each of the 3 finalist will receive $3000 to produce their film

  • Each of the 3 finalist must check in with the host, Paul Robinson, once a week via zoom to discuss their progress and challenges

  • The winner of the NEFTI competition will win $5000

  • Online audience choice award and $2000

NEFTI 2023

The Judges

NEFTI 2023

The Contestants

NEFTI 2023

The Finalists