Entering their fifth edition, the Luxor African Film Festival aims to support and encourage African films productions and partnerships between the countries of the continent through strengthening the humanitarian and political ties between the peoples of Africa in general and African artists in particular.
Thew first edition took place in Luxor in 2012. Next edition will take place from 17 to 23 March, 2016. The Competition for Freedom is the only International Competition organized by Luxor African Film Festival. It grants Al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Prize ($ 2000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamen) for the best film about freedom of expression, human rights and social justice. This prize celebrates the activity in the arts and honors the courageous filmmakers and their subjects. Submitted Films should be directed by an international filmmaker, the story should focus on freedom of expression, defending and protecting human rights and demanding justice for everyone. The competition accepts both long documentaries and long narratives. Submitted Films should be 2015 production. Full details at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xeenulk6acasxqn/AAD3NgPN2NzZWV3Zetuc3Pp_a?dl=0