Regulations

Regulations of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)

6th Edition: March 16-22, 2017

1- Luxor African Film Festival is organized by Independent Shabab Foundation, a civil and nonprofit organization, with support of the Egyptian ministeries of Culture, Tourism and Youth and in collaboration with the Luxor Governorate.

2- Luxor African Film Festival is an annual event organized at the city of Luxor in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The festival’s 6th edition will take place 17 – 22 of March, 2016.

3- Luxor African Film Festival will screen long and short films produced in African countries, made by African filmmakers and concerned by African subjects, of 2016 production.

4- Luxor African Film Festival consists of 4 competitions: Long Narratives, Long Documentaries, Short Films (Narratives and Documentaries) and The International Competition of Freedom Films as well as other special sections.

5- Each competition has its own international jury consisting of 5 members.

6- For The Long Narratives Competition, the jury will grant the following prizes:

•Nile Grand Prize for Best Long Narrative Film ($2500 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Jury Prize for Long Narrative Film ($1500 and The Silver Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Best Artistic Achievement Prize in a Long Narrative Film (Certificate of Appreciation and The Bronze Mask of Tutankhamun)

7- In The Long Documentaries Competition, the jury will grant the following prizes:

•Nile Grand Prize for Best Long Documentary ($2500 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Jury Prize for Long Documentary ($1500 and The Silver Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Best Artistic Achievement Prize in a Long Documentary Film (Certificate of Merit and The Bronze Mask of Tutankhamun)

8- In The Short Films Competition, the jury will grant the following prizes:

•Nile Grand Award for Best Short Narrative ($1500 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Nile Grand Award for Best Short Documentary ($1500 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun)

•Jury Prize for Best artistic Achievement (The Silver Mask of Tutankhamun)

9- Independent Shabab Foundation will grant Radwan El-Kashef Prize for Best Film reflecting African issues ($1000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun)

10- In The International Competition of Freedom Films, the jury will grant Al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Prize for Best Freedom Film ($1000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun), as well as Certificates of Merit for a second and a third film.

11- It is prohibited to divide any prize or to add to any prize.

12- Prizes are presented in Dollars or its equivalent of Egyptian Pounds

13- Film submissions to The Festival are opened from Mid August till mid December 2015 . The deadline for delivering prints of the selected films to the festival’s headquarter is the end of January 2017 .

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