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    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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    Azza El Hosseiny

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    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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    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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2013 Edition's Long Films

Horses of God (Les chevaux du Dieu)

Horses of God (Les chevaux du Dieu)

  • Section :Long Films
  • Country :Morocco, France, Belgium
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 115 Minutes

    Director: Nabil Ayouch

    Screenwriter: Jamal Belmahi, based on the novel "The Stars of Sidi Moumen" by Mahi Binebine

    Cinematographer: Hichame Alaouie

    Editor: Damien Keyeux

    Music Composer: Malvina Meinier

    Cast: Abdelhakim Rachid, Abdelilah Rachid, Hamza Souidek, Ahmed El Idrissi Amrani

    Synopsis: Yachine is a ten years-old boy who lives with his family in the slums of Sidi Moumen, Casablanca. When his thirteen years-old brother Hamid is arrested, Yachine takes up odd jobs to get free from violence, misery, and drugs. Years later, Hamid, now a young man, is released from jail as an Islamic fundamentalist. He returns home to persuade Yachine to join a group whose spiritual leader tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs.

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