• 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

    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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  • 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 Mohamed Miftah

Mohamed Miftah

Mohamed Miftah

  • Actor

    Morocco 

    Born 1947 in Hay Mohammedi, Casablanca, he is a Moroccan star of film, theatre and television who performed in national and in foreign productions. 

    A Very young Mohamed Miftah lived a very tragic event when his mother was shot by the French while in full demonstration with his him in her arms. He then grew up under the guidance of his mother-in-law until, towards the end of the 1950s, he discovered his passion for theatre. At the youth home of Hay Mohammedi, Mitah acted and directed several plays. At that time, Tayeb Saddiki recruited talented actors in Hay Mohammedi. Mohamed Miftah joined the troupe and played in dozen plays directed by Saddiki while working with other directors.  

    Towards the mid-1960s, Moroccan television was starting up. Miftah became one of the first actors of drama. In cinema, Miftah starred in many important films where he was directed by almost all Moroccan filmmakers, starting with Nabyl Lahlou until Nabyl Ayouch and many more. He also, co-starred in several international films (Italian, French and others) as well as in Arab productions like Mostafa Akkad’s El-Resala. Recently on television, he co-starred in Egyptian serials like BAB EL-KHALK with Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz and MAAMON & CO. with Adel Imam.

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