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
Born 1955 in Johannesburg, he received a master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University under the tutorship of Milos Forman. After winning the Paramount Picture Writing Award in 1989, Luruli worked as assistant director to Spike Lee on features including MALCOLM X and JUNGLE FEVER. His 2003 film THE WOODEN CAMERA won the Crystal Bear for Best Youth Film at the Berlinale. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Film, and Television at Johannesburg University. His latest film ELELWANI was competing at LAFF 2013