Luxor African Film Festival مهرجان الأقصر للسينما الأفريقية
uxor African Film Festival مهرجان الأقصر للسينما الأفريقية
The Board of Trustees of the Luxor African Film Festival has decided to honour the great artist Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, for lifetime achievement, and a rich and distinctive artistic career at the service of the Egyptian film industry
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz has welcomed the honour which will be staged during the opening ceremony of the third edition of the festival on March 18, 2014 at one of the magnificent temples in Luxor. Among the events planned to honour the star there will be a spectacular ritual-like Pharaonic event whereby homage will be paid to the Egyptian star in the way the high-priests of Ancient Egypt were.
In line with its own tradition, LAFF 2014 will honour also one of the great representatives of Sub-Saharan African cinema. In its previous two editions, LAFF has paid homage to Malian filmmaker and director Souleymane Cissé, Egyptian actress Yousra, Moustapha Allassane, the Nigerien pioneer of Animation, Hailé Gerima, the internationally renowned Ethiopian filmmaker and last but not least Dawood Abdel Sayed, the Egyptian film director
The Luxor African Film Festival is organized by the Youth Foundation with the support of independent artists and the Egyptian Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Youth, and the National Bank of Egypt, in collaboration with the Governorate of Luxor and the Egyptian Filmmakers Syndicate.