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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

  • 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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    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 Shweekar Khalifa

Shweekar Khalifa

Shweekar Khalifa

  • Animation Director -Egypt

    Born in El-Dakahlia, she received an art bachelor in 1965. Khalifa was trained in SFB West German TV, AGF Studios in Berlin for Special Effects, and under the late Egyptian TV director Fahmy Abdel-Hamid who pioneered in animation and video effects.

    During her work at ERTU that spawned more than four decades, she produced and directed many series destined for children like Puppets & Human Show (2004), documentaries about Plastic Arts, UNICEF and Red Cross produced cartoons, animation films like Story from the Forrest (1998), Caracibo Circus (1990), Horse Doll (1981). Her TV works also included the animation directing of the annual Ramadan’s Riddles (1977-1990) and Arabian Nights (1984 -1989).

    Among the awards she received, a Certificate of Merit for local and international works for the years 2000,2001 ,2002 ,2003 from Head of Nile Thematic Channels, a Certificate of Merit from the 6th Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (1996) for the film Defense about civilian rights during the war, an award for the documentary Colors from the TV Festival (1984). Among the prizes she got as cartoon art director and producer, Golden Prize of Cairo Festival of Children for the series Book of Idioms, Prize of the Cultural Development Fund for the series Popularity Story. Khalifa also teaches graphics and cartoons at the ERTU Institution and the Faculty of Fine Arts in El-Menia. She was Cartoons and Graphic Consultant of at Nile Thematic Channels for cartoons & graphic (2003 – 2010) and President of the Nile Family & Child Channel (2002 – 2003)

    LAFF will showcase a number of her films.

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