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Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) Launches New Competition for African Film Students Worldwide

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) Launches New Competition for African Film Students Worldwide

The Management of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has announced an open call for submissions for a new competition for African students attending film schools all over the world.

Twelve films will be selected to compete for three prizes: a golden, silver and a best artistic achievement, in addition to a financial support for each winner to complete their forthcoming projects.

Preselection conditions:

– Films should have been directed by an African film student within his/her film school curriculum

– Films should have been made during the 18 months preceding LAFF (March 2016)

– Films should not exceed 30 minutes running-time

– Only narrative films are accepted; Documentary films are NOT accepted

– Deadline to receive films is mid-January 2016

– Submitted films should have English subtitles and can be sent via protected web link to the festival’s email or on DVD via postal services

– Any submitted film can be considered to enter the main Short Film Competition organized by LAFF

– Accepted films will be screened on Blu-Ray or DCP formats during LAFF.

To apply for the competition, follow the link:

This new competition was launched to continue the LAFF’s mission to support young filmmakers across the African continent.

The LAFF has called on more than 20 film institutes and universities to engage their students with regards to the new competition.

The fifth edition of the Luxor Africa Film Festival will take place from March 17-23, 2016, with the support of the Egyptian Ministries of Culture, Tourism and Youth, and in cooperation with the Governorate of Luxor and Egyptian Film Syndicate.

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