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.
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 .
Luxor African Film Festival has released the official poster for its 7th edition, which will be held between 16 and 22 March 2018.
With the Sphinx featured at its heart, symbolizing the Ancient Egyptian civilization as part of the broader African civilization, unleashing a cinematic beam out of its eyes, within it flies the birds of communication with the mother continent.
The poster was designed by the young director and artist Ahmed Seyam, who has designed many of the festival’s...