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The African Animation is shining in Luxor African Film Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohamed Ghazala   
Sunday, 17 March 2013 01:17

ASIFA Egypt PrizeThe first African Prize for animated films and animation workshop are highlights, among other animated events during Luxor African Film Festival, between 15-24th March, which will be run by Egyptian and international experts. The best African animated short film will also be chosen by international jury.

In an attempt to unite African animators, the second Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) intends to provide a platform for the continent's major industry players. The LAFF will take place in 18th till 24th of March in the Egyptian city of Luxor. many workshops will be run, and major competitions will be for Feature, short, and animation films.
in collaboration with the regional chapter of the International Association for Animation Filmmakers (ASIFA Egypt), the festival will host a comeptation of best African animation, with dedicated prize for the winner. 16 films from 10 African countries are accepted to the festival from more than 50 films from all over the contenint. films from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Comoros, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mali, Burkina Faso and Tunisia among accepted films. the prize is formed in the shape of the chapter's logo, according to Dr. Mohamed Ghazala, the director of ASIFA Egypt.
the International jury of the animation contest is combined Moustapha Alassane, the pioneer of African animation (Niger), Shewekar Khalifa (Egypt) Hany El-Masry (Egypt) Narcisse Youmbi (Cameroon) and Mohamed Ghazala (Egypt).
On the LAFF fringe this year there will be a workshop for animated films from 15 to 24 March, in collaboration with  (ASIFA Egypt) and the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor. It will be led by animation experts from Egypt and other countries. During its 10 days, the workshop will produce an animated short film that will be screened at the closing ceremony of the festival.

In addition, a book on the African animation history will be released in two langauages (English & Arabic) by ASIFA Egypt director, who will be moderating a forum on the African animation during the festival.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 March 2013 01:36
The Swedish animator, Erling Ericsson, in a workshop in Minia university PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:44

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The International Animation Day (Cairo & Alexandria) PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 16:26

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ASIFA Egypt delegation to "FIBDA" Algeria's Comics Festival PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohamed Ghazala   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 23:28

During first days of October, a number of ASIFA Egypt members been attendance to the 5th Algiers International Comics Festival (FIBDA) in Algeria, which consider to be the biggest event of its kind pan Africa and Arab world with its huge number of international guests and its activities.

The director of ASIFA Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Ghazala, was member of the international jury of the festival, Ifaz Matoub (Algeria) was member of the national jury, while Narciss Youmbi (Cameroon) Mazin Shuga'a Aldeen & Adnan Mhagri (Yemen) been exhibitors for their recent comics.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 00:34
"The World as We Know It" a Famous Cartoon By ASIFA Member! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohamed Ghazala   
Monday, 10 September 2012 06:57

During last year, there was a famous cartoon called "the world as we know it", was shared continously in many social networks, specially facebook. last week, while attending JoAnimate festival in Amman, Jordan, we met our new member, Osama Hajjaj, the famous Jordanian cartoonist, who informed us that this cartoons is belong to him, and it was shared without taking care of his copyrights.

ASIFA Egypt, takes this oppertuinity to inssist on taking care of the copyright issues, specially in Africa, Arab world. Some people would be happy to see their works spread internationally, but in other hand, their works maybe used not in proper way, and they loose some rights which they are not aware for it.   Google the Cartoon

Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 07:01
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