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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

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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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  • 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 Ahmed Shawky

Ahmed Shawky

Ahmed Shawky

  • Section :Short Films
  • Film Critic

    Egypt

    Film critic, programmer and script supervisor, he writes constantly since 2009. Shawky is publishing weekly articles in AL-KAHERA newspaper and FILFAN website, besides various contributions to different prints and websites including ARAB CINEMA and DOHA CULTURAL magazines. He published three books: DIALOGUES WITH DAOUD ABDEL SAYED, TABOO IN EGYPTIAN CINEMA BY THE 1980S GENERATION and HELMY HALIM… A STORY FROM HERE.

    He was the chief programmer of Ismailia International Festival for Documentaries and Shorts and the feature film programmer of Luxor European and Egyptian Film Festival. Shawky is currently the assistant artistic director of Cairo International Film Festival and the secretary general of Egyptian Film Critics Association (EFCA), a FIPRESCI member. Jury member in Locarno, Malmo, Oran, Original Narrative (Dubai) and Mansoura festivals. Also for Etisal Film Fund, Alexandria Festival Script Contest and Goethe Institute Cairo article competition.

    He co-founded CLOCKWORK TEMPTATION script house through which he supervised the scripts of many successful TV series including HOUSE SECRETS, SUPERMAN'S DAUGHTERS, WORDS ON PAPER AND INNOCENT INTENTIONS.

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