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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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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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    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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    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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    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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(Egypt in the heart of Africa) is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster

(Egypt in the heart of Africa) is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster

(Egypt in the heart of Africa) is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster

  • During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.

    Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie "Clash in the valley" directed by Youssef Chahine and which was filmed in Luxor in 1954.The poster was designed by Ahmed Siam. Many contemporaries of Omar Sharif have been invited to the opening ceremony, including Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and Pierre Boulanger, movie hero of "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran”

    From her side, director Azza Elhosseiny announced that the reception of films participating in the fifth edition will begin August 15 and will run until December 15, 2015 and the films selected for the competitions will be announced on 1st January 2016. The fifth edition of LAFF marks the sustainability of the festival presenting many artistic innovations.

    LAFF is an initiative of the Young Independent Artists Foundation. It is backed by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and with the collaboration of the Syndicate of film professionals and the Governorate of Luxor.

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