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 .
In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the a
ETISAL Fund Call no1- STEP Long Narrative Script - Development Workshop
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of Luxor African Film Festival announced that the first call for the “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” is now open and till the 20th January 2017. The workshop will be held in Luxor, during the 6th Luxor African Film Festival, from the 16th to the 22 March 2017.
Director Azza Elhosseiny, LAFF And ETISAL's Fund director said that “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” aims to help the participating projects to reach the maximum of their capacity, enhance the qualities of the script material and clarify the dramatic components of the screenplay and that this intensive workshop is a unique script development workshop addressed only to young African professional directors living in African countries. She added that the workshop is guided by an active tutor in the field of development with a wide international experience. Candidates could apply now on the LAFF's website.
The workshop will start on the first day of the festival and till the 21st March 2017.