• 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

  • Festival
  • 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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  • 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 Peter Rorvik

Peter Rorvik

Peter Rorvik

  • Section :Long Films
  • South African

    He was director of the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa from 1999 to 2012. Some of the specialized projects initiated during his term include Talent Campus Durban which brought together 50 young filmmakers from different countries in Africa; the Durban FilmMart which is aimed at film financing and co-production opportunities for African films.

    As director of the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN), Rorvik was also responsible for its other annual festivals - Time of the Writer, JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, and Poetry Africa.

    Rorvik’s experience includes fundraising, strategy planning, festival design and implementation, intercultural exchange, training, and audience development initiatives. He has served on a variety of film juries, selection committees and film project reader panels.

    Rorvik was recently appointed Secretary-General of Arterial Network, an agency concerned with structural growth for arts and culture in Africa, and whose work includes building sustainable networks, policy formulation and lobbying, mobilising resources, training, and various continental projects, across the continent of Africa.  Arterial has official chapters in 40 African countries.

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