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 .
Bio :Graduated from the Department of scenario at the Higher Institute of Cinema in 1993 and holds a law degree from Cairo University in 1989. Writer and director of number of works ( films, theater and television), he is the head of the Division of scenario in filmmakers syndicate Sayed has participated in the foundation of the independent theaters trend in Egypt in 1989,he is also one of the founders of the coalition of independent culture in Egypt 2011 and played a critical role in supporting young artists in Egypt.