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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 Luxor African Film Festival reveals the poster of its 8th edition which will take place from 15 till 21 Mars 2019.

    Artist Mohamed Abla, designer of the poster declared that the idea was to show a simple image which highlights the value of the work of women (great contributor to civilization) in a rural area through a scene which gathered an Egyptian peasant and an African peasant in their daily ritual. The poster is drawn in cheerful and shrill colors which symbolize the optimism. A...

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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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LAFF’s Seventh Edition Pays Dedication to important Cinematic Icons Gamil Ratib, Moussa Touré and commemorates a decade to the passing of Youssef Chahine

LAFF’s Seventh Edition Pays Dedication to important Cinematic Icons Gamil Ratib, Moussa Touré and commemorates a decade to the passing of Youssef Chahine

LAFF’s Seventh Edition Pays Dedication to important Cinematic Icons Gamil Ratib, Moussa Touré and commemorates a decade to the passing of Youssef Chahine

  • The screenwriter, and president of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Sayed Fouad, announces a selection of figures paying tribute to them in the LAFF’s Seventh edition. Tribute goes to the great star actor Mr. Gamil Ratib for his distinguishable contributions in Egyptian and International Cinema and his life-long achievements acting in cinema, theater and television. LAFF also pays a special tribute to the Senegalese Film Director Moussa Touré who has received many international awards, and produced more than ten films in the past ten-years, some of which are narratives, documentary, and shorts. His Film La Pirogue (2012) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

    Azza El-Hosseiny, director of LAFF, announces an event to commemorate a decade to the passing of the Internationally acclaimed Film Director, Youssef Chahine with the screening of his Film The Return of the Prodigal Son (1976) and the launch of a newsletter on his life and works.

    LAFF will also host a forum that commemorates the passing of a century to the greatest Gamal Abdel Naser and the South African Nelson Mandala to whom bother were born in 1918, deeply influencing a number of people for representing a model on the struggle for National Liberation.Film screenings related to these figures will be announced soon.

     LAFF is made possible by the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF), the support of the Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, and in collaboration with Luxor Governorate and the Cinema Syndicate.

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