• 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

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  • Festival
  • ETISAL Fund

    Activity

    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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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    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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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
  • LAFF Publications

    Books

    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

Etisal

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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