The Addis International Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual documentary film festival created by Initiative Africa in 2007 and held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is the largest independent documentary cinema festival in Africa and established as a unique initiative seeking to use the power of documentaries and short films to support innovative ways of creating awareness on social issues. AIFF also supports the development of emerging talent, providing educational and networking opportunities, outreach training schemes and structured internship and volunteer programs all year. The festival itself is an exciting forum for new talent to meet established filmmakers and producers and buyers. Kibur Gena, a businessman and former president of both the Addis Ababa and Ethiopia chambers of commerce and sectoral associations, attended and gave a speech at the press conference organized for the festival.