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    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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    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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    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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    le Festival du Film Africain de Louxor (LAFF) annonce un grand hommage au Cinéma Tunisien lors de la prochaine session à Louxor aura lieu au mois de Mars 2019. Cette annonce a été faite en présence de Sayed Fouad, président du festival, Mme Azza Hussieni, directrice et de Mme Lamia Guiga, directeur artistique des JCC.

    Une séance de travail a eu lieu entre la direction du Festival de Louxor et et Mme Chiraz Laatiri, Directrice générale du Centre Nationale du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel en...

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    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

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    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

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    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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Etisal Fund supports young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

Etisal Fund supports young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

Etisal Fund supports young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

  • Etisal Fund at Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) reopens its doors to support young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

    Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, has confirmed that, on April 14, 2016, the doors will reopen to apply for the competitive African film support of Etisal Fund for the first and second work and beyond. The required condition is that the aforementioned projects should have received funding for their productions, which is the basic requirement to support these films after the assessment of scenarios. In addition, the candidates should be African and based permanently inside the African continent.

    The project winner will receive an amount of five thousand dollars provided that LAFF logo is featured on the credits of the film and all its publicity and marketing materials. Step Fund, which is part of Etisal Fund, requires that the winning film is produced during 2016, with a scheduled premiere in LAFF's 6th edition from 16 to March 22, 2017.

    Film director Azza ElHusseiny, director of LAFF and Etisal Fund, also added that Step Program aims to support African film production and co-production as one of LAFF's tasks and objectives in support of African film industry not only by screening films and organizing workshops but also to support and stimulate the making of good and distinct films for the next editions of LAFF. All the conditions can be found on LAFF's official website.

    Luxor African Film Festival was founded and organized by Independent Shabab Foundation for Support and Development since 2011 under the auspices and support of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Authority), the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Luxor Governorate and Filmmakers Syndicate.

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