• 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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2018 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

The African Cinematic Creature I and my friends have a Complex and complicated relationship with this creature, the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), which we founded and witnessed its growth till it became well established.

Hundreds of cinema professionals, media personnel, critics, and filmgoers participated in the upbringing of this creature, through hard work, love, and presence. Dozens of young people, as well as different generation, have created this bridge of communication with Mother Africa.

Each person from the guests of the festival arrives at the land of Luxor, going through its Nile banks, roaming its temple and markets, only to enhance this bridge and extend it longer...

Each heart that felt the moments of happiness, of remembering, of conversations between with the people of Luxor and its guests, creating a momentum of feelings between Egypt and its brothers in our strong dark skinned continent. Each shot screened in front of our different African people in the cinema houses makes a combined humanitarian and cinematic history, as well a humane ode that is added to our history, we Africans.

Dear friends and colleges, guests of the 7th birthday of this African cinematic creature, you are part of history.

Enjoy the history.. the cinema.. the location and extend the bridges of love, hope, and dreams

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