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.
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 .
Cancellation of the financial prizes of the 6th edition of LAFF
The administration of LAFF unfortunately was forced to announce the cancellation of all financial prizes for the 6th edition of Luxor African Film Festival due to a serious shortage in this edition's budget.