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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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    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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    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 Short Films

Dead River

Dead River

  • Section :Short Films
  • Country :Namibia
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 34 Minutes

    Director: Tim Huebschle

    Screenwriter: Tim Huebschle, based on a story by Rolf Ackermann

    Cinematographer: Frederik Fussel

    Editor: Haiko Boldt

    Music Composer: Alessandro Alessandroni

    Cast: Christin Meinecke-Mareka, Jens Schneider, Erven Katiti, David Ndjavera, Jade Coury

    Synopsis: Set during apartheid in Namibia, the story follows the unlikely friendship between David and Lisa who make a connection through the melodies she plays on her flute and the whistle he blows. However, Lisa’s racist father forbids this innocent friendship and ultimately sends his daughter to a hostel. Years later, Lisa returns to the farm as a young woman and revisits her past near the graves of the dead river.

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