• 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

  • 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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2016 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

By the time you arrive to luxor and open the catalog of the fifth session, the festival management will breathe a sigh of relief after their great effort throughout the year to present this session that bears signs of maturity on a newborn festival for an industry that is over 110 years old today.

African cinema, with its strong and radiant face, was distant to Egyptian viewers, critics and cinematographers.

Egyptian cinema, which was absent in many parts of our continent for the past thirty years, is now back.

We thank the ancestors of cinema and culture makers in Egypt and all the filmmakers our continent for coming back to us and declaring cinema as their homeland.

We thank every one who created a single sequence of cinematic heritage in moments of fear, oppression and suffering.

We thank to all the forefathers and the hope to come in the eyes of the young blood of cinema, the pillars of imagination and challenge.

And Welcome to you all in Luxor, the capital of ancient world.

Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad

President of Luxor African Film Festival

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