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.
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 .
In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the a
He is a freelance film critic, Filmmaker and journalist. Jemini has been assistant director of many French directors from 1971 to 1977. He directed 3 short films for children and has written the book: Quarante ans de cinéma tunisien : regards croisés" in November 2006. He won the Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Documentary at the 4th Luxor African FilmFest – LAFF 2015 in Egypt, with his film WARDA (2014)