The festival, which will take place from March 12 to 18 next year, will host Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida as the honorary president of the edition for the third year in a row.
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) President Sayed Fouad has announced that the tenth edition of the film festival will take place from March 12 to 18, 2021.
Fouad underlined that the great Egyptian actor, Mahmoud Hemida, agreed to continue acting as the honorary president of the festival for its tenth edition, for the third year in a row.
LAFF Director Azza El Hosseiny said that the festival would be paying tribute to the star Hend Sabri for her outstanding career in the Arab film industry and her works, which hold a great artistic value in African cinema. Hend has previously participated in LAFF as a member of the long narrative competition jury during the LAFF’s first edition in February 2012.
LAFF will also pay tribute to Ali Abdel Khalek, who’s considered to be one of the most influential directors in the Egyptian film industry during the 1980s as he participated along with his colleagues in shaping the new wave at the time.
In celebration of the festival’s tenth anniversary, El Hosseiny further revealed that a book will be published about the Luxor African Film Festival and its achievements over the past decade, and its role on the artistic and cultural fronts, as well as its influence on the African film industry.
Commenting on the film festival, Fouad said: “We are carefully observing the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Egypt and worldwide, as well as the movements of local and international film festivals, that are scheduled to take place before LAFF. We have thought of alternatives scenarios to realise an exceptional edition, befitting of celebrating the festival’s decade long achievements since its inception in supporting the film industry in Egypt and Africa, and there will be new and distinctive events during the upcoming edition.”