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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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    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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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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