• Who Are We

    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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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

  • Festival
  • ETISAL Fund



    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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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    * Lebleba: I'm proud to be payed tribute in my home country in appreciation of my long career in the arts, and I thank LAFF.

    * Asser Yassine: My tribute at LAFF is a very pleasant surprise.

    Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed the names of the stars who will be payed tribute during its 8th edition, held 15 – 21 March. Screenwriter Sayed Fouad, founder of LAFF announced: Tributes during the upcoming edition of Egyptian Stars will include the superstar Leble...

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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
  • LAFF Publications


    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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Founders and Attendees


1-  Mr. Ayoub Elbaghdadi, President of Martil Festival, Morocco 
2-  Mr. Alain Bottarelli, President of Cinémas d'Afrique, Switzerland 
3-  Mr. Hans-Christian Mahnke, AfricAvenir, Namibia
4-  Mr. Jean Roke Patoudem, President of Patou Films 
5-  Mrs.  Josie D'Angelo, Agoralumiere International, South Africa
6-  Mr. Omar El-Nagazi, Radio Tunis, Tunisia 
7-  Mr. Peter Rorvik, Secretary General Arterial Network, South Africa 
8- Mr. Taher Ajroudi, Cultural Counselor, Nibal Festival, Tunisia  
9- Ms. Tsitsi Dangarembga, Founder International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF), Zimbabwe 
10- Mr. Hazem Barraka, Producer, Egypt
11- Mr. Lotfi Bencheikh, Aflamnah co-founder,UAE
12- Mr. Sherif Mandour, Film House Production, Egypt
13- Mr. Mohammed Maklouf , Arab Screen Festival, Libya
14- Mr. Mohammed Idoumou, Nouak Short Films Festival, Mauritania 
15- Mr. Wilson Rumisha, Kijiweni Productions, Tanzania
16- Ms. Sheila Ruiz, Royal African Society, UK
17- Mr. Keletigui Couli Baly, Festival Miroirs D’Afrique, Cote D’Ivoire
18- Ms. Najat Jellab, filmmaker, Morocco 
19- Mr. Francois d'Artemare, President of Les Films de L'Apres-Midi, France
20- Mr. Mina Nabil, Fig Leaf Studios, Egypt
21- Mr. Ahmed Hassouna, Producer/ Director, Egypt
22- Mr. Wail Gazoly, Filmmaker, Egypt
23- Mr. Ahmadou Habiby, Mauritania
24- Mr. Flora Gomes, Director, Guinea-Bissau
25- Mr. Mohammed Hefzy, Film Clinic, Egypt
26- Mr. Christian Salman, Robert Bosch Cultural Manager, Germany
27- Mrs. Sanaa El-Sheikh, ERTU, Egypt 
28- Mr. Youssef Mansour, Director, Morocco
29- Mr. Ahmed Rashwan, Director-Producer,  Egypt
30- Ms. Paula Palacios, Arab Doc Network, Spain
31- Mrs. Asia El-Rayan, Arab women festival, Holland
32- Mr. Aly Abdel Rahman, Egyptian TV Representative

From 2013:
1- Ms. Monica Rorvik, Independent Consaltant
2- Ms. Francine Vert, Cinémas d'Afrique, Switzerland

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