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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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    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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    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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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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HEDI and Marabout at the 1st anniversary ceremony of African Cinema Club at the Artistic Creativity Center

HEDI and Marabout at the 1st anniversary ceremony of African Cinema Club at the Artistic Creativity Center

HEDI and Marabout at the 1st anniversary ceremony of African Cinema Club at the Artistic Creativity Center

  • Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) under leadership of screenwriter Sayyed Fouad, in cooperation with Cultural Development Fun under leadership of Fathi Abdel Wahab, Phd, celebrate the 1st anniversary of the African Cinema Club with a huge ceremony that will be held on Saturday 20 January 2018 at 6 PM at the Artistic Creativity Center, Cairo Opera House.

    The ceremony will include the screenings of “HEDI” from Tunisia, directed by Mohamed Ben Attia, produced by Dora Bouchoucha, and distributed by MAD Solutions Alaa Karkouti, the film was awarded the Silver Bear of Best Actor at Berlin Film Festival for Majd Mastoura’s performance, who was also awarded the Best Actor award at Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF).

    There will also be an honoring for ambassadors of countries whose films were screened during the club’s 1st year.

    A short documentary on the activities of the club’s 1st year will be screened, noting that this is the only African cinema club in the world that exclusively features African films, and it will be attended by the ambassadors of Rwanda, Kenya, Cameron, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoir, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

    African Cinema Club was founded by LAFF, and it was launched on the 9th of January of last year by Helmy El-Namnam, Minister of Culture at the time, and it is the first African cinema club in the continent, and it aims to open new horizons for African films by branching off into other African counties as well as other governorates of Egypt.

    The 7th edition of LAFF will be held 16-22 March 2018 under the support of the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs, the Governorate of Luxor, Theatrical Professions Syndicate, and the National Bank of Egypt.

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