This edition, themed 'Ten Years of Imagination', will also honour two figures from Moroccan and Egyptian cinema.
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has announced the film programme for its 10th edition, which will take place on March 25.
The 10th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival is held under the slogan ‘Ten Years of Imagination’ to celebrate imagination and creativity from all over Africa.
LAFF management has dedicated this edition to the late Egyptian actor Mahmoud El Meligy, Tunisian filmmaker Nejib Ayed, Moroccan filmmaker and author Noureddine Saïl and Sudanese actor Al-Hadi Al-Siddiq.
The festival will also honour Malian director Cheick Oumar Sissoko for some of his renowned work like Guimba (The Tyrant), which won special jury prizes at the International Film Festival of Locarno. In 2000, he directed Battu which won him the RFI Prize for Cinema at FESPACO in 2001.
LAFF will also pay tribute to Moroccan actor AzelarabKaghat who is considered an emblematic figure of Moroccan cinema, theatre, and TV and Egyptian actor Mohyee Ismail.
Under the chairmanship of Egyptian star Mahmoud Hemeida, the Higher Committee, headed by founding president scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, will include producer Gabi Khoury as chairman.
The selection committee includes director Emad El-Bahat, critic Osama Abdel-Fattah, critic Farouq Abdel-Khaleq, critic Marwa Abu Eish, and scriptwriter Sayed Fouad.
Held by the Independent Artists Youth Foundation, the 10th edition of the LAFF is supported by the ministries of culture, tourism, youth and sports as well as foreign affairs, in addition to Luxor Governorate, the Filmmakers’ Syndicate.