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 .
LAFF administration has announced the addition of a new competition to its program this year, which would be for film students and graduates in Egypt, and it requires the director to be a student or a graduate of a film school residing in Egypt.
It also requires the film to be a 2017 production with maximum run time of 30 minutes, the call for entries, to be submitted on the website ends at the 20th of January.
The festival’s administration sees that such a competition has become ...