10th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)

25-31 March 2021

Films by African Youth (FAY) is a 10 days hands-on film training program, committed to enable young talented African filmmakers who have a voice, find ways to create high quality productions in low budget situations and throw a task they will discover it during the workshop.

FAY is lead by professional filmmakers working at top levels within the African film industry. They will not only act as teachers but as mentors and role models to the young generations who want to express issues that matter to them but might be feeling limited for lack of support and funds and mentorship.

The workshop will provide basic introductory coursework that is critical not only to the craft of storytelling but also to the cinema style. How you create your idea until you watch it on the screen, in a limited time and specific conditions. 

Furthermore, the workshop deals with critical aspect of empowering the young filmmaker from his or her collective experiential culture.

The selected participants will receive guided instruction and collaboratively, each will create a short film. All equipment and technical support will be provided by LAFF. All completed projects will be showcased at the LAFF 2021 Closing Ceremony.

LAFF will sign contracts with the accepted applicants to hold the rights of the films produced during the workshops. Therefore the films will remain property of LAFF and its Etisal Fund. Participants are eligible to receive a copy of their film work once the required contracts are delivered.

LAFF will handle the two-way travel and accommodation for the accepted applications. Applicants are required to attend all scheduled field trips, lectures and film screenings. Absence and lateness will not be accepted. Any violation to attendance may result in termination of applicant from the workshop. The applicant’s accommodation will be cancelled and his flight ticket will be rescheduled.

The overall selection process is based more on demonstrated passion, experience and the ideas the applicants present. Chosen applicants will be provided with more information, follow up instruction and rules.


Priority is given to applicants who are students and/or graduates from any accredited school and/or institute of cinema, and/or independent filmmakers.

Each applicant must…

  • be of African origin residing in an African country
  • understand the English language
  • be between the ages of 18-30 years of age
  • have at least 1 COMPLETE short film work


All requirements must be submitted by the deadline on….. , 2021. Failure to do so will disqualify you and your application will not be considered. All requirements listed below are submitted in the actual workshop application

Each applicant must…

  • complete the workshop application
  • A motivation letter -1 page- (why you want to be a part of this workshop?).
  • submit an online link to your previous film work

For any questions or to follow up on your application contact us via email at:

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