• 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

    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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2014 Edition's Naky Sy Savané

Naky Sy Savané

Naky Sy Savané

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  • Filmmaker/Actress

    Côte d’Ivoire

    An accomplished actress in theater, television and cinema, she worked with the greatest African and international filmmakers starting with Henri Duparc in Dancing in the Dust. Sy Savané received two Best Actress Awards in 1994 from both Vues d'Afrique Festival in Montreal  and Kouriba Festival in Morocco for her performance in The Name of Christ by Roger Gnoan M'Bala. She also played the lead role in Fanta Regina Nacro’s The Night of the Truth in which she played a mother suffering from the lost of her her child. She founded Afriki Djigui Theatri, a structure that promotes African culture through theater, dance , storytelling, music and visual arts.Along with her acting career, Naky is an activist campaigning for education and women rights in Côte d' Ivoire.

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