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Luxor African Film Festival – LAFF 2016
5ème édition
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« L’Egypte dans le cœur de l’Afrique » est le slogan de la cinquième édition du Festival du Cinéma Africain de Louxor, avec Omar Sharif et Faten Hamama figurant sur l’affiche de motivation.
Au cours de la cérémonie d’inauguration, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover et le héros de film « Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran » donneront leur témoignage personnel d’Omar Sharif.
Sayed Fouad, scénariste et président du Festival du Cinéma Africain de Louxor a annoncé que la cinquième édition du festival se déroulera du 17 au 23 Mars 2016. Fouad a également dévoilé l’affiche de LAFF 2016 montrant Omar Sharif et Faten Hamama dans un instantané du film  » Conflit dans la vallée « , réalisé par Youssef Chahine et qui a été filmé dans Louxor en 1954. L’affiche a été conçue par Ahmed Siam. De nombreux artistes contemporains d’Omar Sharif ont été invités à la cérémonie d’ouverture, y compris Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover et Pierre Boulanger, héros de « Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran »
La cinquième édition du LAFF marque la durabilité du festival et la permanence de nombreuses innovations artistiques.
LAFF est une initiative de la Fondation Jeunes artistes Indépendants. Il est soutenu par les ministères de la Culture et du Tourisme, des Affaires étrangères et la collaboration de l’Union des professionnels du cinéma et du Gouvernorat de Louxor.

Directrice du Festival : Azza Elhosseiny.
Président du Festival : Sayed Fouad.

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« Egypt in the heart of Africa » is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster.
During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.
Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie « Clash in the valley » directed by Youssef Chahine and which was filmed in Luxor in 1954.The poster was designed by Ahmed Siam. Many contemporaries of Omar Sharif have been invited to the opening ceremony, including Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and Pierre Boulanger, movie hero of « Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran »

The fifth edition of LAFF marks the sustainability of the festival presenting many artistic innovations.
LAFF is an initiative of the Young Independent Artists Foundation. It is backed by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and with the collaboration of the Syndicate of film professionals and the Governorate of Luxor.

Festival director : Azza Elhosseiny

THE COMPETITIONS
– Long features competition (13 films)
– Long documentaries competition (13 films)
– Short films competition (23 films)
– Freedom and Human rights competition (11 films)
– Student film competition (15 films)

Parallel Programs’ films (80 films)

Tributes
Menna Shalaby, Egypt
Gaston Kaboré, Burkina Faso
Safi Faye, Senegal

Jury – African Film Critics / Jury de la critique africaine
* Jean-Marie Mollo Olinga (Association Cinépress, Cameroun), Président du Jury
* Soheir Fahmy (Association Egyptienne des Critiques de Cinéma, Egyte),
* Khalil Demmoun (Président de la Facc, Maroc),
* Yacouba Sangaré (Association Ciné Connexion, Côte d’Ivoire).

Jury – Feature narrative films
Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nigeria
Dorra Zarrouk, Egypt
Driss Roukhe, Morocco
Khaled El-Haggar, Egypt
Mansour Sora Wade, Senegal

Jury – Documentary films
Magdy Ahmed Aly, Egypt
Wael Saber, Egypt
Pedro Pimenta, Mozambique
Jihan El-Tahri, Egypt
Fibby Kioria, Kenya

Jury – Shorts films
Sherif El-Bendary, Egypt
Hawa Essuman, Kenya
Abdenour Zahzah, Algeria
Nadia Ben Rachid, Tunisia
Malek Khoury, Lebanon

Danny Glover
USA

Jury -Freedom Films
Ahmed Maher, Egypt
Ebtihal El-Shayeb, Egypt
Olivier Barlet, France
Ahd Kamel Saudi Arabia
1 – The Great director Haile Gerima’s workshop on low budget film production. (20 films will be produced during the workshop, with the assistance of the Egyptian Superstar Yousra)
2 – Cinema Directing workshop for young Egyptian filmmakers
3 – Various Workshops for Luxor children and youth as part of local community development in addition to camp of Luxor young talents
1 – Symposium on the role of Carthage Film Festival in Africa
2 – Symposium on acting in Egyptian Cinema, Omar Sharif
3 – Student Cinema and Short Films

4 – Master classes:
-On Short Films by Yasuhiko Tanaka
-On Acting by Mahmoud Hemeda

5 – Film Screening at Luxor schools and institutes

6 – Art and Sport Competitions at Luxor youth centers
1.An art exhibition by Egyptian artist Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Mohsen
2.
An exhibition of Egyptian cinema photography by
Mohamed & Hussein Bakr
In collaboration with Carthage Film Festival, LAFF will screen awarded films at Carthage Film Festival during its past editions in the presence of their prominent directors.
Among them: Teza by Haile Gerima, In Casablanca, Angels Don’t Fly by Moroccan director Mohamed Asli, Adventures of a Hero by Algerian director Merzak Allouache and Black Wogs Your Neighbours
by Mauritanian director Mohamed Hondo, Man of Ashes by Tunisian director Nouri Bouzid and many others.

English

« Egypt in the heart of Africa » is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster.
During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.
Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie « Clash in the valley » directed by Youssef Chahine and which was filmed in Luxor in 1954.The poster was designed by Ahmed Siam. Many contemporaries of Omar Sharif have been invited to the opening ceremony, including Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and Pierre Boulanger, movie hero of « Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran »
From her side, director Azza Elhosseiny announced that the reception of films participating in the fifth edition will begin August 15 and will run until December 15, 2015 and the films selected for the competitions will be announced on 1st January 2016. The fifth edition of LAFF marks the sustainability of the festival presenting many artistic innovations.
LAFF is an initiative of the Young Independent Artists Foundation. It is backed by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and with the collaboration of the Syndicate of film professionals and the Governorate of Luxor.