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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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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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    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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    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 Fanta Régina Nacro

Fanta Régina Nacro

Fanta Régina Nacro

  • Section :Short Films
  • Burkina Faso

    Nacro was born on 4 September 1962, she is a filmmaker who received her first degree in audiovisual science and techniques from Institut Africain d’education Cinématographique (INAFEC) in 1986. She earned her Master’s degree in Film and Audiovisual Studies from the Sorbonne. Now, she holds a PhD in education field. In 1993 she founded her own production company based in Ouagadougou. She was the first woman in the cinema industry in her country when she worked as a director assistant for famous filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo in his film Le Choix (The Choice).

    The short film Un Certain Matin (The Certain Morning) in 1992, which was her first production, the film was awarded the Carthage Film Festival the silver Tanit (the second prize) for short films.

    Nacro produced a number of short films, often taking a humorous perspective on the traditions of her country and the complexity of relations between tradition and modernity. However, Nacro made many short films about the disease of HIV and the suffering of its patients in Africa. Her film Buchi was produced within a series of films titled Mother Africa to acknowledge women’s contribution in society. The film won over twenty prizes in various international film festivals among them were FESPACO award for best short film in 2001. Nacro’s first feature film was La Nuit de la Vérité (Night of Truth) in 2004.

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