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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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    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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    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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Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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 wishes, even it is not registered. Was Khalid's desire to move from Aswan to reach Cairo to say goodbye after dawn prayers.

    Do they feel after leaving? Often I asked this when I lose a dear one? I am convinced that they remain in contact, but by other means they send codes to communicate with us.

    He is an artist of sparkles and I imagine he would continue to send them from the other world.

    Khaled Saleh is the brightest of his generation, since the end of the nineties he was the intimacy and will remain also the title with the passage of time.

    He is one of those who God gives an exceptional talent with a creative message that he sends to people to live after us, he has achieved his mission until the final scene.

    Khaled Saleh died to live on the screen, and when we remember one of his works we find that he is born once again.

    Tarek El Shenawi

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