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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 Short Films

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

  • Section :Short Films
  • Country :South Africa
  • Production Year :2012
  • Runtime: 53 Minutes

    Director: Izette Mostert

    Screenwriter: Izette Mostert

    Cinematographers: Dene Mcleod, Karen Landsberg, Tim Wege, Ken Dorman, gFameCC

    Editor: Izette Mostert

    Music: www.MamaDanceMusic.co.za

    Synopsis: New Zealand, 2006. Sean Davison spent his days next to Patricia, his 85 years-old dying mother who used to be a respected doctor and psychiatrist. Diagnosed with cancer, Patricia went on a hunger strike for 35 days until she realized that it was in vain. So she begged Sean to end her life with a lethal dose of morphine and the impact this had on his life. As Euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in New Zealand, Sean was charged with murder and assisted suicide.

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