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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

    Activity

    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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2013 Edition's Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Cheick Oumar Sissoko

  • Section :Long Films
  • Filmmaker

    Mali

    Born 1945 in San, he attended high school in Mali then finished his high studies in France, where he attended the National School of Cinematography Louis Lumière in Paris, obtained a degree in history and cinema from the School of Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris and a Master of Advanced Studies in African history and Sociology. Back to Mali, Sissoko specialized in filmmaking with his work as director of the National Center for Film Production (CNPC) from 1991 to 1997 until he created Kora Films, a private production and distribution film company. His filmography includes 25 short narratives and documentaries films and five long narratives. In his efforts and contribution to the consciousness of African people on their rights and duties, Sissoko believed in his mission to bring to the screen aspects of life, love, suffering, fighting and ideas that some tried to eliminate from contemporary cinema. He also runs a network of nine FM stations involved in the same mission as the films he realizes. Among his renowned films, Guimba (The Tyrant), which won special jury prizes at the International Film Festival of Locarno, and l'Etalon de Yennenga at FESPACO and La Genèse which won Sissoko another Etalon de Yennenga at FESPACO. In 2000, he directed Battu which won him the RFI Prize for Cinema at FESPACO in 2001. Sissoki is a filmmaker and a politician as he was Minister of Culture and Minister of Education in his Mali.

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