• 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



    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

    * Lebleba: I'm proud to be payed tribute in my home country in appreciation of my long career in the arts, and I thank LAFF.

    * Asser Yassine: My tribute at LAFF is a very pleasant surprise.

    Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed the names of the stars who will be payed tribute during its 8th edition, held 15 – 21 March. Screenwriter Sayed Fouad, founder of LAFF announced: Tributes during the upcoming edition of Egyptian Stars will include the superstar Leble...

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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
  • LAFF Publications


    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


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, 2019

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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