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.
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 .
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 a
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 stay in India with the family in this tough crises.