The Luxor African Film Festival announces call for 2018 submissions


Submissions are now open for the seventh edition of the Luxor African Film Festival,
which will take place from 10 to 22 March 2018.

Submissions for the 2018 edition will close on 20 December 2017.
Apart from the Freedoms Competition which is dedicated to the Egyptian journalist
martyr Alhussaini Abu Deif, only films produced in 2017 by African directors will be

Sayed fouad, the festival’s president, announced that the 2018 edition will be
dedicated to the name of the late, great critic Samir Farid, who is considered to be an
exceptional critic in the history of the African continent’s cinema.

Additionally, Azza Elhousseiny, the festival’s director, announced that the seventh
edition will be focusing on Rwandese cinema which has developed and grown
considerably in the last ten years with the uprising of a young generation of

The Luxor African Film Festival is organised by the Independent Shabab Foundation
and sponsored by the Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and the National
Bank of Egypt, with the cooperation of the governorate of Luxor and the Filmmakers

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