• 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

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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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    The festival has released the submission forms of its seventh edition competition which will take place from the 10th to the 22nd of march 2018. The festival will be receiving films starting the 1st of November and till the 20th of December, only films produced in 2017 by African directors will be accepted, except for the Freedoms Competition which is dedicated to the Egyptian journalist martyr Alhussaini abu deif.

    Mr. Sayed fouad the festival's president announced that this edition wil...

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    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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(OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD) A new book published by Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) at its fifth edition

(OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD) A new book published by Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) at its fifth edition

(OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD) A new book published by Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) at its fifth edition

  • Within the framework of the final preparations for the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) taking place from the 17th to 23rd of March, 2016, festival director Azza Elhusseiny, revealed that the book entitled OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD will be released during the festival days as a tribute to the memory of the late and great Egyptian actor, international star Omar Sharif.

    The renowned film critic Ali Abou-Shady has written the intro of this important book that will include a wide range of articles published about the international star Omar Sharif in various media and different languages.

    Abou-Shady wrote: When Luxor African Film Festival chose the name of Omar Sharif for the tribute of this edition; the primary objective was to confirm the Egyptian identity of this great star and his belonging to the Egyptian homeland. Sharif has had a great respect and love for the Egyptian people.

    It was important to see a great artist like Sharif in the eyes of the others who made him a legend as all the different media agreed on his legendary stardom. The book will include 100 articles in its original seven languages, from nine countries: UK, US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Russia and China. 50 articles were selected for translation into Arabic.

    The festival will also issue three issue of its bulletin during the 5th edition: The first about Carthage Film Festival that will be celebrated by presenting ten films that won its Golden Tanit.

    LAFF was founded and organized by Independent Shabab Foundation for Support and Development with the sponsorship of the Ministries of Culture, Youth and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and cooperation with Luxor Governorate, Film Syndicate.

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