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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



    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

    * Lebleba: I'm proud to be payed tribute in my home country in appreciation of my long career in the arts, and I thank LAFF.

    * Asser Yassine: My tribute at LAFF is a very pleasant surprise.

    Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed the names of the stars who will be payed tribute during its 8th edition, held 15 – 21 March. Screenwriter Sayed Fouad, founder of LAFF announced: Tributes during the upcoming edition of Egyptian Stars will include the superstar Leble...

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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 Tarek Al-Shenawy

Tarek Al-Shenawy

Tarek Al-Shenawy

  • Section :Arab and African Freedom Films
  • Film Critic & Journalist

    Columnist and film critic, and a professor of art criticism in the Faculty of Information, Cairo University and the International Academy of Media Sciences.

    He holds a BA in Media, the University of Cairo in 1979, and Bachelor of Film Institute in 1984.

    Issued more than a dozen books, including (directors eighties dream and reality), and (cinema and a little politics), and (years laughter in the Egyptian cinema), and (made me a way out), and (artist does not know makeup), and (poet cinema), and (I torment Umm Kulthum) .. And others.

    Won numerous awards as the best essay critical of the Journalists› Syndicate and cinematic associations, and supervised the Cinema Club and artistic activity in the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate in the period from 1987 to 1997.

    Chaired and participated in the jury more than an international film festival, including Festival (Muscat) and (Oran) and (Annaba) and (Alexandria) and (Oossian) and others.

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