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
Video Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for attending this edition of LAFF
The Administration of Luxor African Film Festival and the Indian embassy in Egypt announced That the great Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan , his wife and daughter apologize to attend the next edition of LAFF, as declared previously in a joint press conference on March 7.
The Great artist has sent a videotaped message to the Luxor African Film Festival apologizing for attendance this edition because of the critical state of health of a close friend and relative (father of actress Aishwarya Rai ; his son’s wife) that led him to entering the intensive care unit recently.
Amitabh has pledged to come to Luxor as soon as possible to attend the opening of The African Cinema Club in Luxor and laid the foundation stone for the new project of the Foundation I-Shabab (young independent artists Foundation) , the world's cultural center (Alam).
the sixth session of the Luxor African Film Festival will be held during the period from 16 to 22 March under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, with the support of the Tourism Promotion Authority and the Ministry of foreign affairs, in cooperation with the cinematic professions syndicate and the governorate of Luxor and under the banners auspices of the National Bank of Egypt (El Ahly)