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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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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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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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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    Monday, 02/02/2015 at Hanager Center for the Arts at 5pm

    In partnership with FESPACO, Burkina Faso, the Luxor African Film Festival will host a press conference for the announcement of two important events marking both festivals: the signing of the cooperation protocol between FESPACO and LAFF, twinning the two festivals and announcing Burkina Faso as guest of honour of LAFF

    Headed by Désiré Ouedraogo, a 16 member-Burkinabe delegation will attend the conference. They will be joine...

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Latest News

Joint Press Conference between Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) And Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)

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The management of Luxor African Film Festival has announced the films selected of the 4th edition that will take place 16-22 March, 2015

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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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