• Who Are We

    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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    Latest News

    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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LAFF2017 Honors the Moroccan Cinema

LAFF2017 Honors the Moroccan Cinema

LAFF2017 Honors the Moroccan Cinema

  • During the 6th edition’s activities, LAFF organized a seminar on the Moroccan cinema. The big Moroccan star Mohamed Miftah , the Moroccan critic Elkhalil Damoun & the young Moroccan filmmaker Ezz ElArab El Alawy attended the seminar which was led by the Egyptian critic Ramy AbdelRazek.

    The festival president the senarist Sayed Fouad and the filmmaker Azza El Hosseiny also attended the seminar that discussed many of the problem and troubles that face the cinema industry in Morocco, beside the difference and the resemblance points with the Egyptian cinema industry.

    Sayed Fouad accented on the choice of the Moroccan cinema to be honored in this edition because of the big progress that occurred in the last years, and the big production in the Moroccan cinema industry. Beside its big contribution in the international cinema and its presence in several international festival.

    The director of the festival Azza El Hosseiny stressed on the fact that both the Egyptian and the Moroccan cinema face same kind of problems during the production and the distribution process. She also spoke about the coproduction projects that must increase in the next years to solve financial problems that slow down several major project.

    The Moroccan artist Mohamed Miftah addressed a speech to thank LAFF for his interest in presenting the Moroccan cinema to its audience in the African continent.

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