• 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

  • Festival
  • ETISAL Fund

    Activity

    A PLATFORM FOR A NEW AFRICAN FILM MART TO CONNECT THE AFRICAN FILM TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

    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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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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  • LAFF Publications

    Books

    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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Submit Your Film

Luxor African Film Festival  (LAFF)

8th edition

15 - 21 March 2019

Terms:

For all competitions , submitted Films should be directed by African filmmaker, the story should take place in Africa, the plot must be related to Africa except for the Freedom Competition and Human Rights, submissions are accepted from worldwide countries

Submitted Films should be 2018 production

The Selection Committee will decide the films that participates in LAFF competitions 

Participating films should not have been screened in Egypt before the festival

Calls for Participation starts September 15, 2018.   

Deadline to receive the application form, a DVD or Blu-Ray or HD link of the film along with promotional material (posters, flyers, film stills and synopsis, director's bio and photo) is December 20, 2018. 

LAFF is not obliged to return the received material if the film was not selected.

Material will not be used in any commercial activities.

LAFF management will announce the selected films by January 10, 2018

Participants whose films are selected should send  the film's dialogue in English with time code and HD Link Copy “ without translation or water mark “ for Arabic translation

Participating filmmakers should send the final screening copy DCP or Blu-Ray subtitled in English to LAFF prior to February 10, 2019.

LAFF will handle one-way shipment of copies: Participant will handle the cost of sending the film to Egypt and LAFF will handle the return shipment. 

In case of loss or damage of the copy, LAFF will cover its insurance.

Films will be screened two times during LAFF’s edition except for the winning films that will be re-screened in non-profit cultural centers after LAFF in Cairo and Alexandria .

Download Application Form From Here

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