• 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

    The Luxor African Film Festival reveals the poster of its 8th edition which will take place from 15 till 21 Mars 2019.

    Artist Mohamed Abla, designer of the poster declared that the idea was to show a simple image which highlights the value of the work of women (great contributor to civilization) in a rural area through a scene which gathered an Egyptian peasant and an African peasant in their daily ritual. The poster is drawn in cheerful and shrill colors which symbolize the optimism. A...

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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
  • 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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2012 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

Finally! A festival of African Cinema on the land of Egypt and particularly in the city of Luxor...

An old dream of generations of Egyptian filmmakers have come true as a fruit of the glorious revolution of January 25 … It is a dream with a humanistic case, cultural and artistic … A case filled with love and nostalgia for the black continent to which we longed over the years due to a failed political system that plunged our country into a quagmire of corruption and dictatorship, drifting Egypt away from its maternal continent…

Yes, now we say that we are in need of the warmth of our great continent as much as it needs and longs for us… So, welcome to a contest that leads to integration.

Welcome to Egypt of freedom, and welcome for Egypt in the arms of Africa, the land of diversity, culture and wealth.

From the generation of the realized dream

Sayed Fouad

Festival President

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