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

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

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 at the Pavilion of Italian Cinema in Cannes' Majestic Hotel during a joint press conference attended by Italian and international press. The conference was followed by another meeting with RAFF Artistic Director at the Egyptian Pavilion in Cannes' Riviera, which is the headquarter of Egyptian Film Festivals (Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor African Film Festivals).

    The protocol includes an exchange of the winning films at both RAFF and LAFF in addition to the organization of joint events in Luxor and Rome. In that context, Attiea Dardeer, the head of LAFF viewing committees, has revealed that LAFF will screen a series of films in RAFF's next edition including the Egyptian WE HAVE NEVER BEEN KIDS, the Nigerian MONA and  the Rwandan BLACK DAYS. The latter was co-produced by LAFF's Etisal Fund. Italian film experts will also be invited to teach artistic workshops during the 6th edition of LAFF due 16-22 March, 2017 in the presence of both RAFF President and Artistic Director.

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