• Who Are We

    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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    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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    le Festival du Film Africain de Louxor (LAFF) annonce un grand hommage au Cinéma Tunisien lors de la prochaine session à Louxor aura lieu au mois de Mars 2019. Cette annonce a été faite en présence de Sayed Fouad, président du festival, Mme Azza Hussieni, directrice et de Mme Lamia Guiga, directeur artistique des JCC.

    Une séance de travail a eu lieu entre la direction du Festival de Louxor et et Mme Chiraz Laatiri, Directrice générale du Centre Nationale du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel en...

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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
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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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STEP Regulations

Call no1- STEP Long Narrative Script - Development Workshop

The call to the first edition of “STEP - Long Narrative Script- Development Workshop” is now open!

STEP (Space to Establish Partnerships) is the ETISAL’s Fund second program. ETISAL’s mission is to help young African filmmakers not only in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking but also in promoting their work globally.

“STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” will be held in Luxor, Egypt, during the 6th Luxor African Film Festival, from the 16th to the 21 March 2017. This workshop aims to help the participating projects to reach the maximum of their capacity, enhance the qualities of the script material and clarify the dramatic components of the screenplay. This intensive workshop is a unique script development workshop addressed only to young African professional directors living in African countries.

The workshop is guided by an active tutor in the field of development with a wide international experience.

Conditions of Participation

1-The submitted project should be First or Second work of the director.

2-The working language of the workshop is English or French thus a good knowledge of English or French is essential.

3-The credit "Developed through STEP Long Narrative Script - Development Workshop- Luxor African Film Festival" must be mentioned on all future versions of the developed script and on the film made from this script.

4-One copy of the final script draft has to be sent to STEP Long Narrative Script -Development Workshop.

5-When a film is made from a script developed in LAFF workshop, one DVD copy of this film - after touring in festivals - must kindly be sent to ETISAL Fund (STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop) for LAFF’s records.

6-Applicants should be 35 year old by the beginning of the workshop.

7-Applicants should confirm their entire availability for the entire workshop.

8- Only one responsible per project could be invited by LAFF, preferably the director.

Material requested

To be submitted all together in one PDF

1-A Synopsis and an extensive outline or script treatment (about 10-12 pages)

2-Letters of support (from producers, broadcasters, financiers, and/or other professionals)

3-Curriculum vitae of producer and track record of production company

4- Curriculum vitae of director/writer.

5- A director's intention note (3 pages maximum).

6- The financing plan.

7- A copy (or link ) of the last work (If available) of director with English or French subtitles

Contact us : step@luxorafricanfilmfestival.com

All correspondences should be sent to the following e-mail: or to the LAFF’s head office address

Luxor African Film Festival

33 Haroun st. Dokki

Cairo Egypt

Telfax : 002 237622407

All the materials must be written in English or French (Arabic material should be translated in one the mentioned languages). The deadline is 20 January 2017.

Accepted applicants will be contacted by 31st January 2017.

We are looking forward to receiving your projects.

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