• 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



    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


    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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