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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

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    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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From Cannes Festival

From Cannes Festival

From Cannes Festival

  • Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) announces Morocco as country guest of honor,

    the invitation of African-American Spike Lee as guest of honor,

     as well as tributes to Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako and Egyptian actress Nelly Karim

    In a press conference held at the Egyptian pavilion in the Riviera of Cannes Festival, the president of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) Sayed Fouad announced that Morocco will be invited as guest of honor of the sixth edition due next March 2017 given its high qualitative and quantitative film production that generally supports African cinema. LAFF also announced that Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako will be given a tribute for his great outstanding works that globally lifted the name of African cinema. Also, LAFF will officially invite African-American filmmaker Spike Lee to be the guest of honor of the sixth edition for his concerns of African and humanitarian issues.

    Filmmaker Azza Elhusseiny, LAFF director, also announced that Egyptian actress Nelly Karim will be given a tribute for her distinctive work that reflects important issues, most recently in the Egyptian film CLASH. Also, the festival will honor the great Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah whose films were internationally acclaimed.

    Attiea Dardeer, head of LAFF viewing committee, also announced the continuation of the collaboration with Cannes Film Festival by showing its Short Film Competition as well as the showing of selected films from Short Shorts Festival of Japan.

    As it was announced the continuation of the workshop of short filmmaking and LAFF Fund to support African films. LAFF also acknowledged the permanent support of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture since its first edition until now.

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