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 .
The Luxor African Film Festival reveals the poster of its 8th edition which will take place from 15 till 21 Mars 2019.
Artist Mohamed Abla, designer of the poster declared that the idea was to show a simple image which highlights the value of the work of women (great contributor to civilization) in a rural area through a scene which gathered an Egyptian peasant and an African peasant in their daily ritual. The poster is drawn in cheerful and shrill colors which symbolize the optimism. A...
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.