Uganda is the guest of honor and Mahmoud Hemida agrees to continue his role as honorary president of LAFF 2022
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, founder and president of Luxor African Film Festival, stated that the festival revealed that the 11th edition will honor Ugandan cinema due to its industry development, its expansion and high distribution outside its borders with compelling films and ambitious young generations struggling to develop the Ugandan cinema .
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad was delighted to announce Mahmoud Hemida’s acceptance to continue his role as LAFF’s honorary president, convinced that LAFF plays an important role in supporting the relationship between Egypt and African countries via cinema.
Director Azza Elhosseiny, cofounder and director of the festival, stated that the Higher Committee for Festivals at the Ministry of Culture is informed about the date of the 11th edition, which will start from Friday 4th of March, to Thursday, 10th of March 2022, in coordination with African festivals agenda in the world, because there is a fixed calendar, our festival is always takes place in March.
Elhosseiny focused on the fact that LAFF had to preserve its official fixed date. Al Hosseiny announced the Call for films in the competition sections : Shorts, long narratives, long documentaries and the African Diaspora film competition.
The Luxor African Film Festival is organized by the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) with the support of the Ministries of Culture/Tourism and Antiquities/Youth and Sports/Foreign Affairs. In cooperation with the Syndicate of Film Professions, Luxor Governorate, and with the sponsorship of the National Bank of Egypt.