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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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  • ETISAL Fund



    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


    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 Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

  • Section :Long Films
  • Egypt

    Mohamed Khan, born on 26 October 1942 for a Pakistani father and an Egyptian mother, Khan is one of the renowned and talented directors in Egypt in which he was known for his remarkable style in cinema of reality that flourished by the end of the 70’s and during the 80’s as well. Khan wrote the scripts of 12 from 21 films that he directed, where four of Khan’s films were chosen to be among 100 best films of the history of the Egyptian cinema they were; Zawget Ragol Mohem (The Wife of an Important Man) in 1987, Ahlam Hind wi Kamelia (The Dreams of Hind and Kamelia) in 1989, Kharag wa Lam Ya’oud (Missing Person) in 1984 and Supermarket in 1990.

    In 1956, Khan studied filmmaking in the Cinema Institute in London and he earned his diploma in 1963, he returned to Egypt to work in the General Company for the Arab Cinema Production headed by renowned filmmaker Salah Abu-Seif, with scriptwriters Rafaat El-Meihi, Mustafa Moharam, Ahmed Rashed and Hashim El-Nahhas.

    In 1978, he started his own career in cinema with the film Darbit Shams (Sun Stroke).

    Khan founded a production company called Al-Suhba Films along with Beshir El-Deik, Said Shimy, Nadia Shukri, Atef El-Tayeb, Khairi Beshara, Daoud Abdel- Sayed, the cultural and artistic concerns was a common interest between members of the group, the group aimed at producing films with high refined taste.

    The only film that was produced by this group was Al-Harrif (Street Player) directed by Khan. Khan’s latest film was Fi Shaqet Masr Al-Gedida (In Heliopolis Apartment) in 2007.

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