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    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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    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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    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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    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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Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries

Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries

Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries

  • Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries at Luxor African film Festival

    The creation of a united entity for African festivals and a mobile market for African films are the most important recommendations

    Managers and representatives from 16 African festivals from 13 countries met today for more than three hours on the sidelines of Luxor African film festival to discuss African cinema issues and the prospects of joint cooperation between the festivals, the meeting came out of those discussions with a number of recommendations as follows:

    First, establishing a united structure for the African festivals that would strengthen and link African databases and develop a network of African cinematic relations to build on the strong vitae of each festival, encourage and urge televisions in the region to show African films and provide translations for African films in the official languages of the continent.

    Second: The settlement of an award from The Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes) (fepaci) with film festivals in Africa

    Third: the establishment of a mobile African film market.

    16 responsibles attended the meeting and participated in the development of recommendations , Mrs. Wafa Barkady director of the Casablanca International students Film Festival , Mr. Seigo Tono the Director of Short Shorts Japanese Festival , Mr. Graves representing the festival FESPACO from Burkina Faso, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Salem director of Nouakchott Short & documentary Film Festival in Mauritania , and Mr. Ayoub al-Baghdadi Director of Martel Maghreb & Spain Festival in Morocco, Mr. Talal Afifi director of Sudan independent film festival , Mr. Mahmood Aljimni manager of Gabes Arab film Festival in Tunis , critic Mehrez ElKarawy representative of the African film criticism confederal , Henriette Dubarc director of Henry Dubarc cultural Foundation and director of the Abidjan Festival , Mr. lyounis Njaboh , director of cinema and Television Festival in Burundi, Mr. Riga Raherndranto a representative of the festival Ravinala in Madagascar , Mrs Dayma Mondi Johnson, director of cinema at the Ministry of culture in Ivory Coast , Mr. Abdelnour Zahzah representative of a federal African filmmakers , director Azza al-Husseini, director of Luxor African Film Festival and Yasuo Tanaka another representative of the Japanese Short shorts Festival.

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