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Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.

The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the auspice...Read More

Luxor African Film Festival Honors the Egyptian Artist Ragaa El Geddawy in Mothers’ day.

As usual every year, Luxor African Film Festival celebrates Mother's Day in a ceremony attended by the governor of Luxor Mohammed Badr, head of Luxor African Film Festival the writer Sayed Fouad and director Azza El-Housseini, director of the festival.

The ceremony was held in Luxor Cultural Palace and presented by young actress Yasmine Al-Hawari, The festival Manager Azza El Hosseiny spoke about the importance of this day to fulfill love and gratitude to all moms.

Mr Mohamed Badr...Read More

Open discussion for the book, 50 years of African cinema

With the presence of the author, an open discussion for the book ( 50 years of African cinema, a plural Singularity ) written by journalist Catherine Ruelle took place at the luxor public library. Mrs Azza El Hosseiny, director of LAFF and The translator Soheir Fahmy attended the discussion led by the critic Hala El Mawy.

The director Azza El Hosseiny expressed her deep impression for having this book printed during this edition of LAFF despite all the problems and the lack of fund LAFF...Read More

A signing ceremony for the book Yousry Nasrallah

At Luxor public library, a signing ceremony for the Book “Yousry Nasrallah: conversation with Ahmed Shawky” was held with the presence of the filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah, the book author Ahmed Shawky, the festival president the scenarist Sayed Fouad and the festival manager Azza el Hosseiny

This signing ceremony of the book printed by the festival, comes within the honoring of the Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah during the 6th edition of LAFF. His famous film “Ba...Read More

LAFF administration presents condolences to Amitabh Bachchan family

With deep sympathy , the administration of Luxor African Film Festival presents sincere condolences to the Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan’s family and his daughter in law, the Star Aishwarya Rai, for the death of her Father, Mr Krishnaraj Rai who suffered lately from a severe cancer and checked in the hospital after the deterioration of his health condition.
The great Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has apologized for cancelling his visit to the festival as was pre-announced to s...Read More

Step script development workshop

Step script development workshop is a project of Etisal fund.
This edition, 27 projects have been submitted to the step workshop from 17 countries.

A selection committee headed by the director Azza El Hosseiny , the director Amir Ramsis & the critic Hala El Mawy selected 6 scripts to be developed during the upcoming edition.
 The workshop will be leaded by the scriptwriter Fady Haddad.
The selected projects are :

LAFF2017 Honors the Moroccan Cinema

During the 6th edition’s activities, LAFF organized a seminar on the Moroccan cinema. The big Moroccan star Mohamed Miftah , the Moroccan critic Elkhalil Damoun & the young Moroccan filmmaker Ezz ElArab El Alawy attended the seminar which was led by the Egyptian critic Ramy AbdelRazek.

The festival president the senarist Sayed Fouad and the filmmaker Azza El Hosseiny also attended the seminar that discussed many of the problem and troubles that face the cinema industry in Morocco, b...Read More

The Opening of the 7th edition of Luxor African film festival

In an atmosphere full of charm and fascination, the 6th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF2017) started yesterday.

The ceremony began with a performance of the Egyptian singer Amira Reda who presented several famous songs in Arabic, French and English tongues. Soon after that, several folkloric troupes from Aswan, Nubba and Toshka presented shows from the traditional folklore. The audience were very excited by the show organized and directed by the Mr. Khaled Galal

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Cancellation of the financial prizes of the 6th edition of LAFF

The administration of LAFF unfortunately was forced to announce the cancellation of all financial prizes for the 6th edition of Luxor African Film Festival due to a serious shortage in this edition's budget.

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Video Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for attending this edition of LAFF

The Administration of Luxor African Film Festival and the Indian embassy in Egypt announced That the great Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan , his wife and daughter apologize to attend the next edition of LAFF, as declared previously in a joint press conference on March 7.

The Great artist has sent a videotaped message to the Luxor African Film Festival apologizing for attendance this edition because of the critical state of health of a close friend and relative (father of actress Aishw...Read More

the Great Indian Movie Star Amitabh Bhachchan in Luxor

A press conference at Luxor African Film Festival with the presence of Mr Hassan Khalaf , the representant of the Minister of Culture and ambassador of India in Cairo, to announce the details of honoring, the idol of African peoples.  
Luxor African film festival (LAFF) together with the Embassy of India in Cairo held a joint press conference on Tuesday, March 7th at Hanager Cinema to announce the details of honoring ...Read More

Press Release for the 6th sixth edition of Luxor African Film Festival

With the attendance of Youssra, Hala Sidqi, Sabri Fawaz, Bushra, Mohei Ismail, Dr. Mohamed El-Adl, Gabi Khoury and Youssef El-Qaeed

Egyptian stars announce details of the 6th sixth edition of Luxor African Film Festival; Goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is one of the honorary guests of the edition  

Tributes to Sissako, Ngangura and Nelly Karim; edition by the name of late star Mahmoud Abdel Aziz; and dedication to the names of Taheya Carioca and Kalthoum Bornaz

In the presen...Read More

ETISAL Fund Call no1- STEP Long Narrative Script - Development Workshop

Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of Luxor African Film Festival announced that the first call for the “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” is now open and till the 20th January 2017. The workshop will be held in Luxor, during the 6th Luxor African Film Festival, from the 16th to the 22 March 2017.

Director Azza Elhosseiny, LAFF And ETISAL's Fund director said that “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” aims to help the participating projects to reach the maxi...Read More

Submissions deadline for LAFF have been extended

The management of the 6th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, to give the opportunity to a larger number of participants, decided to extend the deadline for submissions for short and full length films until December 25, 2016.

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The 6th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) closes film reception mid-December and workshop submission in end of December

Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, said that the festival will close the film reception for its 6th edition (March 2017) on December 15. He also added that LAFF received so far 256 films (fiction / documentary / short). The selection committee headed by scriptwriter Ateya El-Dardeery and the membership of directors Ahmed Rashwan and Mohamed Kamel; writer Naglaa El-Hediny; film critics Farouk Abdel-Khalik and Sherif Awad and Mostafa Hany is completing its viewing that began early Octobe...Read More

An African Cinematic Summit

Sudan, Uganda, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Morocco and Egypt dedicates their films supported by Etisal Fund of Luxor African Film Festival to actress Nadia Lotfy and filmmaker Haile Gerima

Filmmaker Azza Elhusseiny, director of Luxor African Film Festival, has announced today the results of the long narrative script competition that will be supported by Etisal Fund in the preproduction and development phase. The winning film list includes SANKARA (Mor...Read More

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) launches the call for its sixth edition due 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry

The administration of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has officially launched the call of receiving films for its sixth edition, taking place March 16-22, 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry, the main sponsor of the festival. From August 15, 2016 until December 15, 2016, LAFF should receive films from African countries by African filmmakers except for al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Freedom & Human Rights Competition; films are welcomed from all over the world.

Sayed Foua...Read More

Cooperation Protocol between Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) and RomAfrica Film Festival (RAFF) during Cannes Festival 2016

While attending the current Cannes Festival, the management of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has reached a cooperation and a collaboration agreement with RomAfrica Film Festival (RAFF). The protocol in its final form will be signed in a special event during the next edition of RAFF due 13-16 July 2016. LAFF President Sayed Fouad and LAFF director Azza Elhosseiny have finalized all the details of the protocol with RAFF President Domingo Petrolo and RAFF Artistic Director Antonio Flamini a...Read More

From Cannes Festival

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) announces Morocco as country guest of honor,

the invitation of African-American Spike Lee as guest of honor,

 as well as tributes to Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako and Egyptian actress Nelly Karim

In a press conference held at the Egyptian pavilion in the Riviera of Cannes Festival, the president of Luxor African Film...Read More

Etisal Fund supports young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

Etisal Fund at Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) reopens its doors to support young African filmmakers in preproduction phases

Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, has confirmed that, on April 14, 2016, the doors will reopen to apply for the competitive African film support of Etisal Fund for the first and second work and beyond. The required condition is that the aforementioned projects should have received funding for their productions, which is the basic requirement to support ...Read More

LAFF announces the 5th edition’s awards

Confederate Prize for criticism to the Moroccan film “starve your dog” and the film Nigerian "Mona" awarded best feature film and Egypt got awarded for best documentary short and long.

Luxor African Film Festival Awards of the fifth session were announced at the Luxor conference hall during a press conference this morning in the presence of some members of the different juries of the festival, and the awards were as follows:

Long feature competition

Grand Nile Prize for...Read More

LAFF celebrates Mother's day

Luxor African Film Festival Honors Safe Faye, Nadia Rashad and the late Artist Sanaa Gamil name in Mothers’ day.

As usual every year, Luxor African Film Festival celebrates Mother's Day in a ceremony attended by the governor of Luxor Mohammed Badr, head of Luxor African Film Festival the writer Sayed Fouad and director Azza El-Housseini, director of the festival.

The ceremony was held in Luxor Cultural Palace and presented by young actress Yasmine Al-Hawari, who spoke about the im...Read More

Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries

Recommendations of the meeting of 16 representatives from festivals of 13 countries at Luxor African film Festival

The creation of a united entity for African festivals and a mobile market for African films are the most important recommendations

Managers and representatives from 16 African festivals from 13 countries met today for more than three hours on the sidelines of Luxor African film festival to discuss African cinema issues and the prospects of joint cooperation between ...Read More

LAFF signs a cooperation protocol with Carthage Film Festival

LAFF signs a cooperation protocol with Carthage Film Festival

Carthage Festival will host 10 students from Luxor African Film Festival.

a short while ago , Luxor African Film Festival signed a cooperation protocol with the Festival of Carthage during the press conference held in Winter Palace Hotel within the activities of the Fifth edition LAFF. Mr. Fouad head of Luxor African Film Festival said that the protocol is the first step of cooperation between both festivals, pointing o...Read More

Danny Glover and Mahmoud Hemeida in the seminar and book signing Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world

Danny Glover and Mahmoud Hemeida in the seminar and book signing, "Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world,"

LAFF organized a seminar and book signing, to celebrate the book "Omar Sharif in the eyes of the world" printed by the 5th edition. the international star Danny Glover and the Egyptian artist Mahmoud Hemeida attended the seminar with the critic Ali Abou shady who collected and edited the book.

The international star Danny Glover said that he met Omar Sharif for the first time...Read More

Danny Glover in front of the Luxor Temple Egyptian antiquities inspires my imagination and help the creativity

Danny Glover in front of the Luxor Temple:

"Egyptian antiquities inspires my imagination and help the creativity"

"I finished filming in Bulgaria a film about the end of civilization and beyond this stage"

During a press conference held by Luxor African film Festival in front of the Luxor Temple , the international star Danny Glover initiated several remarks by talking about his impression on his second visit to Luxor, saying:

This my second...Read More

The opening of the fifth edition of Luxor African film festival culture from African countries

The opening of the fifth edition of Luxor African film festival in the presence of three ministers of culture from African countries
The festival honors  Menna Shalabi and Justin Kaboré
the opening film "Nawara" screening was postponed due to bad  weather  conditions


few hours ago , the opening ceremony of the  Luxor African Film Festival  ended at the glorious Temple of Hatshepsut, their excellencies the ministers  of culture, the Egyptian ...Read More

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) collaborates with Cannes Festival (France) and Short Shorts (Japan)

Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, LAFF's President, has announced that the festival, in its 5th edition and for the first time, will collaborate with internationally renowned film festivals to screen acclaimed short films.

The selection will include short films from the 68th edition of Cannes Festival and the 10th edition of Short Shorts as part of the first aspects of collaboration with these two renowned festivals.

In addition to these two presentations, the festival hosts French produc...Read More

(OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD) A new book published by Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) at its fifth edition

Within the framework of the final preparations for the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) taking place from the 17th to 23rd of March, 2016, festival director Azza Elhusseiny, revealed that the book entitled OMAR SHARIF IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD will be released during the festival days as a tribute to the memory of the late and great Egyptian actor, international star Omar Sharif.

The renowned film critic Ali Abou-Shady has written the intro of this important book t...Read More

(Egypt in the heart of Africa) is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster

During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.

Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie "Clash in the valley" directed by Youssef Chahine ...Read More

FESPACO book in LAFF 2015

LAFF held a seminar about FESPACO book by Colin Dubré , moderated by Aly Aboushady with the presence of Gnama Henri Bacye, Burkina Faso Ambassador to Egypt, Head of FESPACO Adriouma Soma, Senegalese critic Thierno Ibrahima and the book author.

Aboushady started by explaining the book importance among book revolving around festivals’ history. FESPACO, being one of the most important African film festivals, is connected to the sociopolitical changes throughout history in Burkina Faso and ...Read More

Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

It is not true that we only saw and sensed love in the faithful demonstration around his body when thousands went to witness the moments of separation, love has always been inherent in our star warm feelings throughout his career until his farewell at dawn.

Why he choose dawn? I imagine it is his desire to embrace the virginity of life even if he didn’t precept, always through many details and special experiences I find that the will of the deceased embodied in us and carry out their wi...Read More

New cooperation protocol signed between Luxor African Film Festival and Malmo Arab Film Festival during the current Cannes Film Festival 2014

During the current Cannes Film Festival, the managements of Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt and Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden have gathered and signed a cooperation protocol stating the co- organization of artistic and cinematic events. Among them:

First, the organization a panorama on diaspora in African cinema to be presented at the fourth edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival, September 2014

Second, the organization of the program "Africa through the Eyes of Malmo" to b...Read More

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