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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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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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  • ETISAL Fund



    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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    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 Long Documentary

Tough Bond

Tough Bond

  • Section :Long Documentary
  • Country :Kenya | USA
  • Production Year :2013
  • Runtime: 85 Minutes

    Directors: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

    Screenwriters: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

    Cinematographers: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

    Editors: Sam Citron, Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

    Print Source: av@villagebeat.org

    Synopsis: Clutching small dirty bottles to their noses, gangs of kids in Kenya sniff Tough Bond-brand glue to numb themselves against street life. Driven from their villages by poverty to nearby towns and exploding city slums, they represent a new generation of displaced youth cut off from their traditional network of elders to care for them. For three years, the two filmmakers followed four lost youngsters as they each struggle to adapt to a new urban wilderness.

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