• 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

    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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  • 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 Sarah Maldoror

Sarah Maldoror

Sarah Maldoror

  • Film director 

    France

    Born 1938 as Sarah Ducados in Gers, France, she is the daughter of immigrants from Guadeloupe with African descents. Maldoror chose her artist's name in remembrance of LES CHANTS DE MALDOROR by Lautréamont. She studied theater then cinema in Moscow and created LES GRIOTS, the first African troupe in Paris. 

    A recipient of the French Order of Merit, she made over 30 films with focus on important themes from both Africa's history and present, seen from an African perspective.

    This filmography includes: MONAGAMBEE (1969), winner of Best Director Award at Carthage Film Festival; SAMBIZANGA (1972), winner of Golden Tanit at Carthage Film Festival; GUYANE (1994), winner of Critics’ Prize at Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) 1996.

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