Luxor African Film Festival announces the honoring of director Appoline Traore from Burkina Faso during the opening ceremony of its 11th edition. She was born in 1976, and worked as an assistant director with the great Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo, presenting many short fiction films, as well as her film “Kounandi” which participated in Toronto International Film Festival in 2003. Traore also presented long feature films, including “Sous La Clarté de La Lune” and “Desrances” starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, which achieved many awards, including the Best Film Award in the Diaspora competition at the Luxor African Film Festival, and she presented several successful TV series in her home country, Burkina Faso.
The festival also will give tribute to in the Egyptian star Amr Saad, who was born in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood in 1977, graduated from the Decoration Department at the Faculty of Applied Arts, and began to work in acting through theatrical and television experiences. Presenting two supporting roles in the films (Al Madina) with director Yousry Nasrallah, and (Al Akhar) by Youssef Chahine.
After that, his cinematic work continued, the most important of which was the 2007 movie (Hein Maysara), followed by the movie (Dokan Shehata) with director Khaled Youssef, and then he continued his cinematic achievements through the movie (Al Kebar) in addition to the two films (Hadid) and (Regatta), through which he collaborated with the producer Muhammad Al-Sobki, and the movie (Mawlana), adapted from a novel of the same name by journalist Ibrahim Issa, and has also starred in television dramas since 2010, and the first series of his starring was (Mamlaket Al Gabal), in addition to the first and second parts of the series (Sharea Abdelaziz). And the two series (Khorm Ebra) and (Weld Fadda) and his latest work was (Melouk El Gada’ana) series.
The star Amr Saad won many awards, but the most important of which is the Best Actor Award for the role of Sheikh Hatem in the movie “Mawlana” from several festivals, including: Luxor African Film Festival, Alexandria Film Festival, Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco, Catholic Center for Cinema.
Luxor African Film Festival had announced a short time ago, during a press release, that the great star Hussein Fahmy will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire cinematic work.
Luxor African Film Festival will be held from the 4th to the 10th of March 2022, and its board of directors chose Uganda to be the guest of honor country for the 11th edition.