• 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



    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


    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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Submit Your Film

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)

7th edition 16 - 22 March 2018


• For all competition, submitted Films should be directed by African filmmaker, the story should take place in Africa, the plot must be related to Africa except for the Freedom Competition and Human Rights, submissions are accepted from worldwide countries

• Submitted Films should be 2017 production

• The Selection Committee will decide the films that participates in LAFF competitions

• Participating films should not have been screened in Egypt before the festival

• Calls for Participation starts October 20, 2017.

• Deadline to receive the application form, a DVD or Blu-Ray of the film along with promotional material (posters, flyers, film stills and synopsis, director's bio and photo) is December 20, 2017.

• LAFF is not obliged to return the received material if the film was not selected.

• Material will not be used in any commercial activities.

• LAFF management will announce the selected films by January 10, 2017

• Participants whose films are selected should send the film's dialogue in English with time code

• Participating filmmakers should send the final screening copy DCP or Blu-Ray subtitled in English to LAFF prior to February 10, 2018.

• LAFF will handle one-way shipment of copies: Participant will handle the cost of sending the film to Egypt and LAFF will handle the return shipment.

• In case of loss or damage of the copy, LAFF will cover its insurance.

• Films will be screened two times during LAFF’s edition except for the winning films that will be re-screened in non-profit cultural centers after LAFF.

• Please fill in the application and send it to info@luxorafricanfilmfestival.com.

Download Application Form From Here

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