• 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

    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 ...

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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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2014 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

We are strongly insisting not be a traditional festival according to standards generally accepted in our country … but we want to be a real artistic and human bridge of with all the artists and free thinkers in our motherland continent.

Based on what we felt of warmth of receiving everything Egyptian across the continent, either arts or history or heritage " …We emphasize that we are, under any circumstances, a lung for all African arts and artists to breath and a window on all the peoples of the earth.

We feel that we have ouch each other's hearts after a long separation... 

" Long Live Cinema " … It is a cosmic language bringing back Egypt inside the welcoming arms of the loved ones and brings back lovers from Africa to Egypt.. .

We are a keeping our promise whatever it will cost us of efforts during very complicated conditions…

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Sayed Fouad

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