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    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

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  • 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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    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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  • 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 Amr Waked

Amr Waked

Amr Waked

  • Section :Short Films
  • Egypt

    Waked was born in 12 April 1973, studied Economics and Political Science in the American University in Cairo where he joined the university theatre team, his first role was in the film Gannet Al-Shayatein (Devil’s Paradise) in 1999 directed by Osama Fawzi, later his stardom began with the film Ashab wala Biznes (Friends or Business Partners) in 2001 directed by Ali Idris. In 2003, Waked won best actor in supporting role in the film Deil Al-Samaka (Fish Tail) in Alexandria Film Festival.

    On the international level, Waked participated in the film Syriana with Hollywood star George Clooney, directed by Stephen Gaghan in 2005, as well as a TV series House of Saddam in 2008 and the film The Father and the Foreigner directed by Ricky Tognazzi in 2010 in which Waked received best actor award from Cairo International Film Festival shared with Italian actor Alessandro Gassman.

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