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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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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

  • Festival
  • 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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  • 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


    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 Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

  • Born in Wardian of Alexandria in 1946 , he earned a Bachelor of Agriculture from the University of Alexandria in 1966 , and a master's degree in Agricultural Sciences. Abdel-Aziz began his career in television , along with with Mahmoud Yassin and Nelly in the series " Whirlpool " directed by Nour al-Demerdash . His cinematic roles began in 1974 with the movie Grandchild then many romantic films followed during the seventies Until the End of Life , With My Love and Longing  , Enough, My Heart. In the eighties Abdel-Aziz played many acclaimed role in  Kit Kat , Sea Laughter , Shame , Tramps , The Innocent , The Addiction, Babyboll Night and Ibrahim al-Abyad. He has achieved success when he starred in three parts of the series Raafat al-Haggan , and the series Bab al-Khalk

    Selected Filmography

    Grandson (1974)

    Enough, My Heart (1977)

    Youth Dance Over the Fire (1978)

    Shafika pand Metwally (1978)

    Life has assed My Son (1978) .

    Wild Woman(1979)

    The Investigation Is Still Ongoing (1978)

    Sign meaning error (1980)

    Execution of a Secondary School Students\ (1982)

    Shame (1982)

    Wekalet al-Balah (1982)

    Bribed Gentlemen (1983)

    Poor Who Cannot Go to Paradise (1984) .

    Tramps (1985) 

    The Addiction (1985)

    The Innocent (1986)

    The Hunger (1986)

    Sons and Killers (1987)

    Monsters Run (1987)

    Dear, We Are All Thieves (1989)

    Al-Kit-Kat (1991)

    The World of Abdel-Gabbar (1992)

    The Visit of Mr. President (1995)

    Sea Laughter (1995) 

    The Magician (2001)

    Suspicious Trip (2002)

    Babydoll Night (2008)

    Ibrahim al-Abyad (2009)

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