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 .
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...
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.