The Luxor African film Festival has launched its call for entries for its eighth edition. Luxor African Film Festival aims to support and encourage African film productions and partnerships between the countries of the continent through strengthening the humanitarian and political ties between the peoples of Africa in general and African artists in particular.
The first edition of the festival took place between Feb.21st – 28th, 2012 in Luxor, Egypt. This year the festival is scheduled to hold between Mar. 10th – Mar 21.
Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor.
Luxor African film Festival is organized by Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) with the support of the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Youth and the Ahli Bank of Egypt in cooperation with Luxor governorate and the Syndicate of Cinematography.
LAFF is accepting applications for participation in its different sections. 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 outside Africa.
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of the festival, announced that the actor Mahmoud Hemida is the honorary president of LAFF’s 8th Edition (March 2019), for his outstanding contibution to Egyptian and Arab cinema as actor and producer.
Director Azza al-Husseini, LAFF executive director announced that Tunisia will be the guest of honor of this round for its historical interest in African cinema in general, producing films, supporting and presenting new comers to African and non African audience.
The submission applications are available in Arabic, English and French on the festival’s website