Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) opened the door for the 12th edition that will take place between February 3 and 9, the festival announced on Friday.
In addition, the festival’s Co-founder Azza Elhosseiny revealed that Diaspora Film Competition will remain as a part of the festival’s official competitions due to its great importance in bringing together the experiences all African filmmakers.
Elhosseiny added that this competition would strengthen the communication between the new African generations who live overseas and their native lands.
She also confirmed
the return of the Egyptian Student Film Competition which creates a platform for rising Egyptian filmmakers to present their works.
It’s worthy to mention that the directors of the projects’ should be Africans and the films should tackle subjects related to the lives of Africans to be applicable to participate at the festival.
As for the participation in the Diaspora competition, the directors should carry an African origin who live overseas.
The statement also revealed that Senegal will be the guest of honor of the LAFF upcoming edition.
It is worthy to mention that the Veteran artist Hussein Fahmy was honored Lifetime Achievement Award at the latest edition of LAFF.
Fahmy said during his speech that he was pleased by the festival, and proud of the festival and how it beat all challenges including COVID-19, and now wars. In addition, he praised the location of the festival as a center for all African arts.