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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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  • 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 Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga

  • Section :Short Films
  • Filmmaker

    Zimbabwe

    A Zimbabwean author and filmmaker who was born 1959 in Mutoko, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and spent part of her childhood in England where she later studied medicine at its Cambridge University but returned home after Zimbabwe was internationally recognized in 1980. After filmmaking studies at Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, she realized several acclaimed documentaries and narratives, including Neria, Flame and Everyone's Child. Her ground-breaking short film Mother’s Day was released in 2004. The first volume in her Tambudzai Trilogy Nervous Conditions appeared in 1989 to critical acclaim. This novel was followed by the Book of Not in 2006, which became a founding force behind organizations such as Zimbabwe Association of Community Theatre, the Women's Action Group and Zimbabwe Women Writers. Her third novel Chronicle of an Indomitable Daughter is to appear in 2013. She is currently writing a fantasy set in Africa and a film series based on Zimbabwean folklore. She has received numerous awards for her films and literature. Dangarembga now directs the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa, which she founded in 2009. She is also on the boards of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe and was member of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe from 2010 until 2012. She received an Honorary MA Degree from the Women’s University in Africa in 2010, The National Arts Merit Award in 2008 and The Arts Personality of the Year Award in 2007. She chaired Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe from 1998 to 2005 when she made way for other incumbents.

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