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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

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    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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    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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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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The Sphinx unleashes its secrets to Africa at Luxor African Film Festival

The Sphinx unleashes its secrets to Africa at Luxor African Film Festival

The Sphinx unleashes its secrets to Africa at Luxor African Film Festival

  • Luxor African Film Festival has released the official poster for its 7th edition, which will be held between 16 and 22 March 2018.

    With the Sphinx featured at its heart, symbolizing the Ancient Egyptian civilization as part of the broader African civilization, unleashing a cinematic beam out of its eyes, within it flies the birds of communication with the mother continent.

    The poster was designed by the young director and artist Ahmed Seyam, who has designed many of the festival’s previous posters, starting with the 3rd edition one which featured the African continent merging with the face of the great African revolutionary, Nelson Mandela.

    Seyam, the poster’s designer has stated that he attempted to introduce a new idea and a fresh color palette that have never been used in the previous editions, which featured really unique poster designs. He utilized brighter and more cheerful colors that also connect the Ancient Egyptian civilization to its deep maternal roots within the Dark Continent of Africa, with its vast green savannas , in a visual representation of the festival’s 7th edition slogan, “Cinema for a Better Tomorrow”.

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