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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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    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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    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

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    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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LAFF announces the 5th edition’s awards

LAFF announces the 5th edition’s awards

LAFF announces the 5th edition’s awards

  • Confederate Prize for criticism to the Moroccan film “starve your dog” and the film Nigerian "Mona" awarded best feature film and Egypt got awarded for best documentary short and long.

    Luxor African Film Festival Awards of the fifth session were announced at the Luxor conference hall during a press conference this morning in the presence of some members of the different juries of the festival, and the awards were as follows:

    Long feature competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):
    Mona (Nigeria) by Anthony Abuah

    The Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen):
    WITHOUT REGRET (Ivory Caost) by Jacques Trabi

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen:
    FREE STATE (South Africa) by Sallas De Jager

    Special mention form the Jury to the film “Reveries of a solitary actor” by Hamid bin Emara – Algeria

    Second special mention from the Jury to the film “Starve your dog” by Hisham Lassri – Morocco

    Long documentaries competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):
    WE HAVE NEVER BEEN KIDS” (Egypt) by Mahmoud Soliman

    Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen):
    SEMBENE  (Senegal) by Samba Gadjigo and Jason silverman

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen): ROUDNABOUT IN MY HEAD (Algeria) by Hassan Farhani


    Short film Competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):
    STRANDED (Tunisia) by Jamil najjar

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):
    AIDA (Egypt) by Maysoon El-Masry

    Student film competition
    Award for Best Student Film (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):
    " JOY" - Nigeria" by Solomon Onita

    Best Artistic Achievement for a director of a student film (the silver Mask of Tutankhamen) :
    "OSWENKA" by Noundumiso Buthelezi – South Africa


    Independent Shabab Foundation

    Independent Shabab Foundation granted Radwan El- Kashef Prize for best film reflecting African issues to : "
    White faces "by Robert Katoggo - Uganda

    Freedom Film competition

    Al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Prize for Best Freedom Film (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen): TO THE FOREST OF CLOUDS (France) by Robin Hunzinger

    Special Mention “SAC LA MORT" - Emmanuel Parraud – France

    Special Mention 2 “Man who fixes women” by  Thierry Michel – Belgium

    The African Federation for cinematographic critic Award  to
     STARVE YOUR DOG– by Hicham Lasri – Morocco

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