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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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    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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    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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The Luxor African Film Festival releases the forms of its seventh edition which will be dedicated to the name of Samir Farid and will give special focus to the Rwandese cinema

The Luxor African Film Festival releases the forms of its seventh edition which will be dedicated to the name of Samir Farid and will give special focus to the Rwandese cinema

The Luxor African Film Festival releases the forms of its seventh edition which will be dedicated to the name of Samir Farid and will give special focus to the Rwandese cinema

  • 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 will be dedicated to the name of the late great critic Samir Farid who is considered to be an exceptional critic in the history of the African continent's cinema. He was awarded with many awards from Cannes, Berlin, New delhi, Dubai and Carthage film festivals .

    Ms. Azza Elhousseiny the festival's director also announced that the festival's seventh edition will be focusing on the Rwandese cinema which has been developing and growing considerably fast in the last 10 years with the uprising of a young generation of filmmakers.

    The Luxor African Film Festival is organized by the Independent Shabab Foundation and sponsored by the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and the National Bank of Egypt and with the cooperation of the governorate of Luxor and the Filmmakers Syndicate.

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