12 January 2017
An African Cinematic Summit
Filmmaker Azza Elhusseiny, director of Luxor African Film Festival, has announced the results of the long narrative script competition that will be supported by Etisal Fund in the preproduction and development phase. The winning film list includes SANKARA (Morocco, Burkina Faso and South Africa) by director Hicham Ayouch, YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR TWENTIES (Sudan and Egypt) by director Amjad Abu Alala and GOAT THIEVES (Uganda) by director Robert Nyanzi.
Etisal Fund will support the first and second winner with an amount of five thousand dollars each while the third winner will participate in the development workshop of feature films, during sixth edition of the festival taking place 10 to March 22, 2017 in the city of Luxor.
The competition saw the submission of eight projects from seven countries: Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Uganda, Sudan and Cote D'Ivoire.
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of the festival, also said that the winning films will feature the logo of Luxor African Film Festival on their credits as a production supporter with an additional dedication to two symbols of African cinema: Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima for his role in the industry and his support to cinema across the continent; and Egyptian star Nadia Lotfy for her exquisite film career. It is a recognition and gratitude to these pioneers who contributed to the conscience of the African industry. He also added that Etisal Fund and its prizes are import initiatives of Luxor African Film Festival to contribute to the development of the film industry and co-production between African countries.