Press conference announced for first Luxor African Film Festival

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Jan 2012

Details of the first Luxor African Film Festival, which will host 30 countries, will be announced 6 February at the Hanager Art Centre

A press conference for the furst Luxor African Film Festival will be held Monday, 6 February, at 5pm at the Hanager Theatre located at the Opera House grounds in Cairo. During the meeting, details regarding the venues and screening of festival films will be provided.

The festival is dedicated to the late Egyptian filmmaker Radwan El-Kashef and aims to strengthen Egyptian ties with different African countries.

Thirty countries will participate in the festival, including Sudan, South Africa, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Benin, Algeria, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Ivory Coast.

Veteran Egyptian filmmaker Dawood Abdel Sayed and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima, whose film Sankofa won him international acclaim, will be honoured.

Among the films that will be featured at the festival is A Screaming Man (Chad) which won the Jury Prize at the internationally-renowned Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Also screened will be the award-winning All That Way for Love (Kenya), Burning in the Sun (Mali), Everyone’s Child (Zimbabwe), La Nuit Du Destin (Algeria) and Congo River (Congo).

Press conference:
Monday, 6 February, 5pm
Hanager Art Centre

The film festival will take place in Luxor:
21 February-28 February

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