• Who Are We

    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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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer 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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    Latest News

    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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  • LAFF Publications

    Books

    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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LAFF celebrates Mother's day

LAFF celebrates Mother's day

LAFF celebrates Mother's day

  • Luxor African Film Festival Honors Safe Faye, Nadia Rashad and the late Artist Sanaa Gamil name in Mothers’ day.

    As usual every year, Luxor African Film Festival celebrates Mother's Day in a ceremony attended by the governor of Luxor Mohammed Badr, head of Luxor African Film Festival the writer Sayed Fouad and director Azza El-Housseini, director of the festival.

    The ceremony was held in Luxor Cultural Palace and presented by young actress Yasmine Al-Hawari, who spoke about the importance of this day to fulfill love and gratitude to all moms. The ceremony began after a dancing tableau from the troupe “ibn el balad”, led by maestro Mohamed Hosni.

    During the ceremony a number of ideal mothers in Luxor were honored, LAFF also honored the artist Nadia Rashad, the famous cartoonist Showikar Khalifa, the Senegalese filmmaker Safe Faye and the name of the late star Sanaa Gamil.

    In a good gesture at the ceremony the presenter Yasmin Al-Hawari honored filmmaker Azza al-Housseiny - her mother- using the lyrics of the song of the late actress Soad Hosni words "Hey Mama"

    After the ceremony, began the film "The Story of Sana" by Regina basally about late artist Sanaa Gamil who was honored and her husband, the writer Louis Grise received the trophy. The great thing that he appears in the film telling about his relationship with her and how that relationship grew in the marriage that last for more than 40 years

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