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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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    The Luxor African Film Festival reveals the poster of its 8th edition which will take place from 15 till 21 Mars 2019.

    Artist Mohamed Abla, designer of the poster declared that the idea was to show a simple image which highlights the value of the work of women (great contributor to civilization) in a rural area through a scene which gathered an Egyptian peasant and an African peasant in their daily ritual. The poster is drawn in cheerful and shrill colors which symbolize the optimism. A...

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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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A signing ceremony for the book Yousry Nasrallah

A signing ceremony for the book Yousry Nasrallah

A signing ceremony for the book Yousry Nasrallah

  • At Luxor public library, a signing ceremony for the Book “Yousry Nasrallah: conversation with Ahmed Shawky” was held with the presence of the filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah, the book author Ahmed Shawky, the festival president the scenarist Sayed Fouad and the festival manager Azza el Hosseiny

    This signing ceremony of the book printed by the festival, comes within the honoring of the Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah during the 6th edition of LAFF. His famous film “Bab el Shams” “Gate to the sun” was projected yesterday with the presence of the filmmaker, several critics, and local audience.
    In his speech, the filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah salutes the festival and his guests, and send a great salutation for the Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako who was honored in this current edition of LAFF as well. He also called for more care about this great African filmmaker and his films

    Nasrallah described himself as a complexed character and that the conversations in the book with the critic Ahmed Shawky was consecutive in a special order that describe his way of thinking. He also expressed his appreciation for the courage filmmakers who dare to break the traditional rules in the cinematographic industry and challenge all the taboos in the society 
    Nasrallah also spoke about his film “the Gate to the sun”, which was projected the day before and the reasons behind producing that film to support the Palestinian cause, and the difficulties he had faced while making this film.

    The Book “Yousry Nasrallah: conversations with Ahmed Shawky” comes as biography of a very important Egyptian filmmaker, his films and ideas that dare to defy the taboo of the Arab mentality.

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