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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

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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 Idrissa Ouedraogo

Idrissa Ouedraogo

Idrissa Ouedraogo

  • Section :Long Films
  • Burkina Faso

    Idrissa Ouedraogo was born on 21 January 1954 in Banfora, Burkina Faso, Ouedraogo graduated from Institut Africain d’education Cinématographique de Ouagadougou (L’INAFEC). In 1981, his film Poko was awarded the best short film prize in the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).

    He finished studying in Kiev in the Soviet Union and moved to Paris as he received his diploma in cinema studies from the Sorbonne as he graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1985, he directed a number of TV series and jointly worked with 10 directors in the film 11 September. He worked in the film Stories on Human Rights in 2008 among a number of filmmakers. Ouedraogo was chosen to be a jury member in various renowned festivals around the world such as Tokyo, Venice, Amiens and Khouribga.

    In 1989, his film Yabaa shared the FIPRESCI award with Steven Soderbergh’s film Sex, Lies and Videotape, also his film Tillai won the jury award in Cannes Film Festival in 1990 and best film award from FESPACO in 1991, nevertheless, his film Samaba Traore was awarded the Silver Bear from Berlin Film Festival in 1992.

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