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
New cooperation protocol signed between Luxor African Film Festival and Malmo Arab Film Festival during the current Cannes Film Festival 2014
During the current Cannes Film Festival, the managements of Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt and Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden have gathered and signed a cooperation protocol stating the co- organization of artistic and cinematic events. Among them:
First, the organization a panorama on diaspora in African cinema to be presented at the fourth edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival, September 2014
Second, the organization of the program "Africa through the Eyes of Malmo" to be presented at the fourth edition of Luxor African Film Festival, March 2015
Third, contribution of Malmo Arab Film Festival to the network of ETISAL Fund to support the production of films by young African filmmakers in Africa and in Diaspora across Scandinavian countries
Fourth, the exchange of expertise in the establishment of workshops between the different countries of the North including Sweden and between African countries