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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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    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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    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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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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Activity

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 represent a significant potential for the future of the industry in the continent, funds are not available,

During its Second edition in 2013, LAFF organized pre-meetings for ETISAL with producers, filmmakers, festival directors, who recommended setting up a fund for the young African filmmakers, establishing an African Film Mart for promotion and distribution, using modern digital technology and setting up a data base and a digital library for African films.

ETISAL will assist a FUND of 100000 $ to support production of 10 short films during 2014. To achieve the rest of the recommendations, ETISAL aims to establish partnerships with other African film festivals and also with distribution companies and TV channels. Therefore, by supporting production, promotion and distribution of African short films, ETISAL gives equal opportunities to young African filmmakers to promote cultural diversity and freedom of expression thoroughly.

LAFF will add a new program called Space to Establish Partnerships (STEP)

This program which will start in 2015 is geared to shoulder young filmmakers from the African continent and from the Diaspora, in pre or post-production of their first or second long narrative. STEP will help to finance 5 selected projects.

Azza El-Housseiny
ETISAL Founder

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