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 1971 in Galmi, he got his degree in Algeria as a Saharan Agronomy Engineer. Magori who worked as a journalist for various French and Nigerian publications went to complete a Master in creative documentaries creation at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. His documentary FOR THE BETTER AND FOR THE ONION received Jean Rouch Award at the African Documentary Film Forum in Niamey (2008) in addition to dozens of international awards. His documentary THE CRY OF THE TURTLE DOVE also won awards at FESPACO 2011 and LAFF 2012. Magori is currently teaching filmmaking at the School of Journalism and Film in Niamey.