Forum for Cinema Students in the African Continent
(On the fringes of the Luxor African Film Festival)
This forum brings together cinema students and young filmmakers from all over Africa, in the city of Luxor which hosts the first edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), in February 2012. The activities of the forum include acquaintance among the youth, presentation of their films and projects, several lectures and seminars given, and meetings with professors and experts in the cinematic art.
- The forum aims at enhancing communication among the new generations of filmmakers who study cinema in the African continent, specially the Nile Basin countries, in order to exchange experiences, ideas, concerns and dreams to help create a coherent, convergent and cooperative generation of filmmakers who can easily communicate, now and later.
- The selection of the participants in the forum is made through an application on our Web site:
- LAFF in this sense does not differentiate between students in a governmental, independent or private school. In the forum, LAFF hosts 25 students on a continental level: 10 from Egypt, 15 from different countries of the continent. The selection is made by LAFF’s board of trustees on the principle of involving as many countries as possible, provided that the student has a completed project or has been trained on short films that can be presented in the forum. The students participating in the forum are invited to watch the screenings and all other activities of LAFF. It hosts them with full accommodation in international youth inn in Luxor and pays for their flight tickets.
- Professor Director Samir Seif will give an open lecture, with a number of other professors, on the next day of the forum. The first day is for acquaintance and presentation of the participants’ projects. A meeting will be organized between the youngest and the oldest participants of LAFF. The Luxor governorate will organize a touristic trip for participants to show them Luxor’s monuments.
The participants in the forum will watch LAFF’s screenings and specify an award, in their names, for the best film (long and short) screened in the festival