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The African Animation is shining in Luxor African Film Festival PDF Print E-mail
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.