Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, said that the festival will close the film reception for its 6th edition (March 2017) on December 15. He also added that LAFF received so far 256 films (fiction / documentary / short). The selection committee headed by scriptwriter Ateya El-Dardeery and the membership of directors Ahmed Rashwan and Mohamed Kamel; writer Naglaa El-Hediny; film critics Farouk Abdel-Khalik and Sherif Awad and Mostafa Hany is completing its viewing that began early October 2016.
Director Azza al-Husseiny LAFF director said that the festival management continues to receive submission for the low-budget filmmaking workshop managed by Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima until December 31, 2016. LAFF received 22 applications from different African countries so far.
LAFF’s workshop will start on March 10, 2017 and its official opening ceremony on March 16, 2017 at the Habu Temple on Luxor’s West Bank.