• 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

    LAFF administration has announced the addition of a new competition to its program this year, which would be for film students and graduates in Egypt, and it requires the director to be a student or a graduate of a film school residing in Egypt.

    It also requires the film to be a 2017 production with maximum run time of 30 minutes, the call for entries, to be submitted on the website ends at the 20th of January.

    The festival’s administration sees that such a competition has become ...

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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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2017 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

As our tradition and culture in our African continent and in the Arab World to relate an event to a person and not to a team, in the sixth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, the event that grew in such an early age with the help of its team and their faith in African filmmakers and its significance, honesty and love and belonging to the African cinema, the imagination, responsibility and dream.

After seven years my wish is to invite the recreation of the team spirit and its will in the younger generation in the festival.

A special greeting for everyone who participated in this festival and whoever helped in supporting and developing this event.

A special thanks to the late icon Maged Habashi one of the true friends and the sincere companion of all times.

We will never forget you Maged, this is the sentiment of all participants of the Luxor African Film Festival. In the end, I would like to welcome all friends, fans and filmmakers of the mother continent in the city of Luxor, Egypt.

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