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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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Video Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for attending this edition of LAFF

Video Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for attending this edition of LAFF

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)

    Link :  https://youtu.be/t_jo98ziB8E

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