The management of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has officially launched a new competition for African students of cinema at film institutes, schools and universities worldwide. Twelve films will be selected to compete for three prizes: gold, silver, and a best artistic achievement award, in addition to financial support for the winners to complete their forthcoming projects.
This new competition was launched to further the role LAFF plays in supporting young filmmakers across the African continent. LAFF has also invited more than 20 institutes and universities to engage their students regarding the new competition.
The fifth edition of the festival will take place from 17 to 23 March 2016 with the support of the Egyptian Ministries of Culture, Tourism and Youth, and in cooperation with the Governorate of the Luxor and Egyptian Film Syndicate.
Source : Screen Africa, December 8th, 2015