• Who Are We

    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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  • Press Zone

    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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  • Past Editions
  • 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 Fawzy El-Awamry

Fawzy El-Awamry

Fawzy El-Awamry

  • Section :Short Films
  • Art Director

    Egypt

    After earning his Bachelor from the Higher Institute of Cinema at the Arts Academy in 1985, he worked  as artistic director and scenery designer for films, plays, commercials and music videos. His long  narrative films include: X-Large, Cousins, Leisure Time, Snakes and Ladders, His Highness, the Prime  Minister. He also worked in the two documentaries Live Nature and Buthaina. Among the awards he  obtained: Best Décor Awards for The Yacoubian Building from The Film Society of Cinema ArtFestival  2006, the National Festival of Egyptian Cinema and Art Festival 2006. Best Décor Awards for The Island  from Art Festival 2007 and Film Association Festival 2008 and Oscar of Egyptian Cinema 2008. Jury  member at both The Film Society Festival 2006 and Cairo Festival for Arab Media 2008. Founders of the  Egyptian Front for Freedom of Creativity that was born after January 25 Revolution to withstand  creativity, freedom of expression, and the right to knowledge for the Egyptian citizen.

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