A preview of Paul Freedman's Darfur documentary Sand And Sorrow narrated and produced by George Clooney will close the inaugural International Emerging Talent Film Festival (IETFF), which runs in Monte Carlo, Monaco, from May 13-15.

Thom Fitzgerald's AIDS drama 3 Needles will open the event, which is screening 11 features including the world premieres of Douglas Horn's US romantic comedy Entry Level and Robert Franke's German thriller Sovia.

Among the highlights is the Global Film Expression forum, which in association with non-governmental organisations will provide film-makers in impoverished or oppressed regions with the tools to develop film-making skills.

The forum will kick off in Ethiopia and films produced as a result of the forum's educational work will subsequently be screened and made available to worldwide audiences.

For further details visit the official website at www.ietff.com.