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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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    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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    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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    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

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    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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Luxor African Film Festival 7th Edition Awards

Luxor African Film Festival 7th Edition Awards

Luxor African Film Festival 7th Edition Awards

  • 16-22 March 2018

    Juries of the 7th edition of LAFF have announced their the awards during the closing ceremony, which was held at Luxor Temple on Thursday March 22, 2018. The Short film jury,

    Joel Karekezy Director Rwanda

    Naky Sy Savané Actress and director Ivory Coast

    Ahmed Rashwan Director Egypt

    Where 21 short films from 17 countries were competing, and the awards are

    Special Mention (Certificate of Appreciation)

    Companionship – Ahmed Nader - Egypt

    Nile Grand Prize (Golden Mask of King Tut + $1500)

    Pantheon - Ange-Régis Hounkpatin - Benin

    Jury Prize (Silver Mask of King Tut + $500)

    Nice Very Nice - El Kheyer Zidani

    Best Artistic Achievement (Bronze Mask of King Tut + Certificate of Appreciation)

    Imfura – Samuel Ishimwe - Rwanda

    The Freedoms and Human Rights jury,

    Rashid Almashharawi Director Palestine

    Tamer Habib Screenwriter Egypt

    Mohamed Hefzy Producer and screenwriter Egypt

    Ghada Gobbara Editor and professor at the Higher Cinema Institute Egypt

    Kinda Alouch Actress Syria

    Where 14 films from 11 countries competed, and the awards are

    Special Mention for a Long Narrative (Certificate of Appreciation)

    Borders – Apolline Traoré – Burkina Faso

    Long Narrative Film (Golden Mask of King Tut + $1000)

    Northern Wind – Walid Mattar – Tunisia/France/Belgium

    Long Documentary Film (Silver Mask of King Tut + $700)

    Liyana – Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp – USA/Swaziland

    Short Film (Bronze Mask of King Tut + $500)

    Off Path – Julie Jouve & Rida Belghiat – France/Algeria

    Egyptian Critics Association award, named after the Egyptian critic Samir Farid, whose jury consisted of Mr. Farouq Abdel Khalek, Ms. Soheir Fahmy and Mr. Khaled Abdel Aziz, and the award went to Wallay by Berni Goldblat from Burkina Faso

    STEP Award for development of a long narrative film ($5000), whose jury consisted of director and screenwriter Amir Ramesis, producer Farouq Abdel Khalek and critc Hala el mawy, was awarded to the project You Will Die at Twenty, Egyptian-Sudanese co-production, to be directed by Amgad Abo El Alaa and produced by Hossam Elwan.

    Independent Shabab Foundation (Radwan El-Kashef) Prize (Golden Mask of King Tut + $1000) Benzine - Sarra Abidi - Tunisia

    National completion for student films jury of director Khaled El Hagar, cinematographer Saeed Sheemy and director Saad Hendawy, and the awards are

    Nile Grand Prize (Golden Mask of King Tut + 10,000 EGP)

    Into Reverse – Noha Adel

    Jury Prize (Silver Mask of King Tut + 8000 EGP)

    Taken Orally – Ibrahim Omar Saleh

    Best Artistic Achievement (Bronze Mask of King Tut + Certificate of Appreciation)

    Jomar – Ibrahim Farag Ali

    And the long documentary jury of

    Keith Shiri Critic and director Zimbabwe

    Samir Auf Director Egypt

    Mama Keita Director Senegal

    Rahma Montaser Editor and professor at the Higher Cinema Institute Egypt

    Az Larabe Alaoui Director Morocco

    And the awards went to

    Special Mention (Certificate of Appreciation)

    Sister Courage – Salim Trabelsi & Latifa Doghri

    Nile Grand Prize (Golden Mask of King Tut + $1500)

    Mama Colonel – Dieudo Hamadi - Congo

    Jury Prize (Silver Mask of King Tut + $1000)

    Waithira – Eva Munyiri - Kenya

    Best Artistic Achievement (Bronze Mask of King Tut + Certificate of Appreciation)

    New Moon – Philippa Herrmann - Kenya

    As for the long narrative competition whose jury was

    Souleyman Cissé Director Mali

    Laila Eloui Actress Egypt

    Ardiouma Soma Critic and president of Fespaco festival Burkina Faso

    Asser Yassin Actor Egypt

    And the awards are

    Nile Grand Prize (Golden Mask of King Tut + Trophy of the Arab African Center + $2000)

    The Originals – Marwan Hamed - Egypt

    Jury Prize (Silver Mask of King Tut + $1000)

    Keteke – Peter Sedufia - Ghana

    Best Artistic Achievement (Bronze Mask of King Tut + Certificate of Appreciation)

    Benzine – Sondos Belhassen – Tunisia

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