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    Independent Shabab Foundation

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

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    Why Luxor City?

    Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .

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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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  • ETISAL Fund

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    A PLATFORM FOR A NEW AFRICAN FILM MART TO CONNECT THE AFRICAN FILM TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

    ETISAL’s mission is to provide to the needs of young African filmmakers in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking and promote their work globally.

    African short films is a “life savior” of young filmmakers (Aged between 18-30 of both genders) who are marginalized in terms of production and distribution. Although young filmmakers rep...

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    During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.

    Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie "Clash in the valley" directed by Youssef Chahine ...

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    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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(Egypt in the heart of Africa) is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster

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About Independent Shabab Foundation

The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

For the first time in Egypt , an NGO organizes an event with such grand calibre and high standards. Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) which organizes LAFF is a non-profit entity that has been active for more than six years organizing events and festivals at a national level and with a political dimension.

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