Luxor African Film Festival 2017 approaches submission deadlines
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:15
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Sayed Fouad, Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) president, has announced that the deadline to submit films for the festival's 6th edition, taking place in March 2017, is on 15 December. To date, LAFF has received 256 film submissions for its 2017 edition.

The selection committee, headed by scriptwriter Ateya El-Dardeery, the membership of directors Ahmed Rashwan and Mohamed Kamel, writer Naglaa El-Hediny, film critics Farouk Abdel-Khalik, Sherif Awad and Mostafa Hany, is currently busy with the viewing process that began early in October 2016.

Submissions for the festival's low-budget filmmaking workshop managed by Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima will remain open until 31 December 2016.

LAFF's 2017 workshop programme will commence on 10 March 2017 with the festival's official opening ceremony taking place on 16 March at the Habu Temple on Luxor’s West Bank.

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