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

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

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 maximum of their capacity, enhance the qualities of the script material and clarify the dramatic components of the screenplay and that this intensive workshop is a unique script development workshop addressed only to young African professional directors living in African countries. She added that the workshop is guided by an active tutor in the field of development with a wide international experience. Candidates could apply now on the LAFF's website.

    The workshop will start on the first day of the festival and till the 21st March 2017.

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