"Egypt in the heart of Africa" is the slogan of the fifth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama appearing on the motivational poster.
During the opening ceremony, Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and the movie hero of Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran will give their personal testimony of Omar Sharif.
Sayed Fouad, scriptwriter and president of the Luxor African Film Festival said the fifth edition of the festival will run from 17 to March 23, 2016. Fouad also unveiled the poster of the festival showing Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama in a snapshot of the movie "Clash in the valley" directed by Youssef Chahine and which was filmed in Luxor in 1954.The poster was designed by Ahmed Siam. Many contemporaries of Omar Sharif have been invited to the opening ceremony, including Claudia Cardinale, Danny Glover and Pierre Boulanger, movie hero of "Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran"
From her side, director Azza Elhosseiny announced that the reception of films participating in the fifth edition will begin August 15 and will run until December 15, 2015 and the films selected for the competitions will be announced on 1st January 2016. The fifth edition of LAFF marks the sustainability of the festival presenting many artistic innovations.
LAFF is an initiative of the Young Independent Artists Foundation. It is backed by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Foreign Affairs and with the collaboration of the Syndicate of film professionals and the Governorate of Luxor.