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.
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 .
In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the a
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) launches the call for its sixth edition due 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry
The administration of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has officially launched the call of receiving films for its sixth edition, taking place March 16-22, 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry, the main sponsor of the festival. From August 15, 2016 until December 15, 2016, LAFF should receive films from African countries by African filmmakers except for al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Freedom & Human Rights Competition; films are welcomed from all over the world.
Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, has revealed that Morocco is the country guest of honor at the sixth edition. Azza al-Husseiny, LAFF executive director added that the sixth edition will give tribute to Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, Egyptian director Youssry Nasrallah and Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
LAFF is organized by Independent Shabab Foundation with the support of the Egyptian ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Youth; The National Bank of Egypt; The Luxor Governorate and the Egyptian Film Syndicate.