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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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  • 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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  • 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 Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda

Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda

Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda

  • Section :Long Films
  • Congo

    Born on 30 October 1957 in Kinshasa, he studied Sociology, Contemporary History and Philosophy in Brussels, then he studied cinema in France, England and the United States.

    Kanyinda is a filmmaker, poet, scriptwriter and a producer, he has numerous studies about the African cinema. He wrote articles about the image of the Africans in the western films and TV productions.

    In 2006 he was invited by New York University (NYU) to teach filmmaking in a camp in Ghana. Kanyinda headed the jury in the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).

    His latest film Juju Factory gained big recognition in its premiere in the FESPACO in 2007, the film received four awards from Zanzibar International Film Festival, Innsbruck International Film Festival, African Film Festival in France as well as Kenya International Film Festival.

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