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All The Looks worth Seeing from the Luxor African Film Festival 7th edition

Saturday 17/March/2018 - 01:20 PM
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Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

The opening ceremony witnessed the presence of a large number of A-list stars who attracted attention with their different، elegant looks، each of them wearing latest fashion trends، and most notably were Mona Zaki، who wore short red dress، Dora، who caught the attention of everyone with her dress.

The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) 7th edition rolled out، Friday evening، the red carpet for its opening ceremony، at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut، amid the attendee of Arab A-list stars. 

Among the Arab A-list stars were، Elham Shahin، Mona Zaki، Ghada Adel، Hala Sedki، Mahmoud Hemida، Mohamed Al-Adl، Jamal Al-Adl، Asser Yassin، and Sabry Fawwaz، fashion designer Hany El Behairy.

The LAFF، which runs from March (16-12)، witnessed on its opening ceremony the performance of Black Theama band، whose performance made the night even more enchanting، performing a number of their old and latest music.

Meanwhile، it is scheduled for International musician Manal Mohie El Deen to perform the closing ceremony at the Luxor Temple. 

The opening and closing ceremonies will also feature a various artistic pieces from "Operettas" and prominent bands. 

This edition will witness the honoring of a number of A-list stars such as Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib، Egyptian actress Ghada Adel، and Senegalese film director، Moussa Touré.

-LUXOR AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL-
The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea، as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt، according to Luxor African film festival. 

Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) is a non-profit organization registered at the Ministry of Social Solidarity and active since 2006 in several Fields.

Furthermore، Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events، and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always organized in Cairo and Alexandria. 

For the first time in Egypt، an NGO organizes an event with such grand caliber and high standards. 
Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) which organizes LAFF is a non-profit entity that has been active for more than six years organizing events and festivals at a national level and with a political dimension. 

The success of ISF is the result of the sound artistic accomplishment and skills of its founders as cultural activists who believe in the necessity and importance of communicating with the world in general and with Africa in particular. 

It is also built on the capacity of its Board of trustees in representing Egypt in local and international activities.

ISF started working on the festival since mid-2010 and the fruits of our efforts resulted in numerous partnerships ranging from the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to International networks.

-The Activities-
- Organizing art workshop to develop the skills of artists and writers، and develop talents.
- Establishing a space for performing arts (theater، cinema، fine art، and seminars) and a library.
- Working to spread and develop theater performances and cinema screenings.
- Organizing local and international festivals.
- Preparing and producing theater performances and films.
- Establishing private institutes، colleges or schools، after approval of related authorities.
- Extending the activities of ISF to Egyptian governorates، to spread our aims.
- Supporting and documenting independent art and artists، and providing artists with protection against occupational hazards.
- Publishing materials that serve the objectives of the foundation and usage of internet.
- Establishing the service of a cultural club to present arts to the people of the neighborhood.
- Providing spaces for art performances and seminars in Egypt.
- Establishing all needed connections for cooperation with the institutions that work in similar fields or activities locally or internationally.

The opening and closing ceremony will be brought by DMC TV channel - the official sponsor of the festival – and by Nile Cinema TV channel.

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