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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

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    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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    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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An African Cinematic Summit

An African Cinematic Summit

An African Cinematic Summit

  • Sudan, Uganda, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Morocco and Egypt dedicates their films supported by Etisal Fund of Luxor African Film Festival to actress Nadia Lotfy and filmmaker Haile Gerima

    Filmmaker Azza Elhusseiny, director of Luxor African Film Festival, has announced today the results of the long narrative script competition that will be supported by Etisal Fund in the preproduction and development phase. The winning film list includes SANKARA (Morocco, Burkina Faso and South Africa) by director Hicham Ayouch, YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR TWENTIES (Sudan and Egypt) by director Amjad Abu Alala and GOAT THIEVES (Uganda) by director Robert Nyanzi.

    Etisal Fund will support the first and second winner with an amount of five thousand dollars each while the third winner will participate in the development workshop of feature films, during sixth edition of the festival taking place 10 to March 22, 2017 in the city of Luxor.

    The competition saw the submission of eight projects from seven countries: Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Uganda, Sudan and Cote D'Ivoire.

    Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of the festival, also said that the winning films will feature the logo of Luxor African Film Festival on their credits as a production supporter with an additional dedication to two symbols of African cinema: Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima for his role in the industry and his support to cinema across the continent; and Egyptian star Nadia Lotfy for her exquisite film career. It is a recognition and gratitude to these pioneers who contributed to the conscience of the African industry. He also added that Etisal Fund and its prizes are import initiatives of Luxor African Film Festival to contribute to the development of the film industry and co-production between African countries.

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