• 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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  • 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 Yasser Moheb

Yasser Moheb

Yasser Moheb

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

    After his graduation from the French Department, Faculty of Languages, Ain Shams University in 1995, he worked as a journalist and deputy head of culture and arts newspaper in Akhbar Al-Youm Newspaper while overseeing its publication Akhbar Al-Nogoom (2000-1997). Moheb was also head of Arts and Culture in Al-Ahram Arab edition (2006-2010) and anchor at the French European program. He was jury member in many festival including “Un Certain Regard” section at Cannes Festival 2008, Al-Jazeera Documentary Festival 2009, and the reading committee reading of scenarios funded by the National Film Center 2011. He is currently working as a journalist and film critic in Al-Ahram Hebdo while serving as media advisor to the president of Investment Authority. He is also member of the Association of journalists of the North African countries. Has won numerous awards and honors, including Media Excellence from the African Journalists Association, and Francophone Journalism Award in 1998, and honorary trophee from the Egyptian Radio in 2001.

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