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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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    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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    le Festival du Film Africain de Louxor (LAFF) annonce un grand hommage au Cinéma Tunisien lors de la prochaine session à Louxor aura lieu au mois de Mars 2019. Cette annonce a été faite en présence de Sayed Fouad, président du festival, Mme Azza Hussieni, directrice et de Mme Lamia Guiga, directeur artistique des JCC.

    Une séance de travail a eu lieu entre la direction du Festival de Louxor et et Mme Chiraz Laatiri, Directrice générale du Centre Nationale du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel en...

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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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2015 Edition's Idrissa Oouédraogo

Idrissa Oouédraogo

Idrissa Oouédraogo

  • Idrissa Oouédraogo was born in 1954 in BANFORA in Burkina Faso.

    He holds a Diploma in General Studies from the African Institute of Film in Ouagadougou. He lived for a while in Kiev in the USSR. He holds the Diploma of profound studies, option cinema from Paris I Sorbonne. He worked in the Department of Cinematographic Production in Burkina Faso in 1981. He graduated from the High Institute of Cinema (IDHEC) in Paris in 1985.

    He directed several short documentaries before starting his career in long features. We find in his work the perfect balance between the documentary genuineness and the fiction. He won the Grand Prize of FESPACO for his first short film “Poko”. A lot of films came after such as “The Platters” (1983), “Lara Naba Funeral”(1984), “Ouagadougou, Ouaga two wheels” (1985), “Issa the weaver”(1985). His first feature film “The Choice” was released in 1986. Then “Grandmother” (1988) won the Critic Prize at Cannes International Film Festival in 1989, “The law” won the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes International Film Festival in 1990 and the FESPACO Grand Prize in 1991, “Karim and Sala”(1991), “Samba Traore”(1992), “The Heart’s scream” (1994), “Kini and Adams”(1997), “The Gods Anger”(2003). He participated in the collective film made on the 11-09-2001 terrorist attack in New York.

    Ouedraogao made several television series for African televisions. He directed for La Comédie Française “The Tragedy of King Christophe” by Aime Cesaire.

    He served as juror in a lot of international festivals such as Venise, Tokyo, Amiens, and the Museum of Man in Paris.

    He has lectured in several universities around the world such as Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso, Harvard University and New York University in USA, Nanterre University and Museum of Man in France.

    He is a Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso and honored the Chevalier in the Order of Arts and letters from France.

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