Luxor African Film Festival celebrates 75th Anniversary of the African Animation with ASIFA Egypt Print
Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:42

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     ASIFA Egypt is honored to be a partner with the organizers of the 1st edition of Luxor African Film Festival to celebrate "the Diamond Jubilee" of the African animation, in occasion of passing of 75 years since the first public screening of animation made in Africa in Cinema Cosmos in downtown of Cairo on·  8th February, 1936.

The inaugural Luxor African Film Festival will take place from 21st to 28th February in the city of Luxor, Egypt. Luxor is described as the "Biggest Open Museum of the World, since it contains a large share of the world's historical monuments, including the temples of Thebes, Luxor, Karnak, and lady pharaoh Hatchepsut. Luxor is also famous for the Valley of the Kings with the grave of the Boy-King Tutenchamun.

The festival’s mission is to support and encourage African film productions and partnerships between the countries of the continent through strengthening the humanitarian and political ties between the peoples of Africa in general and African artists in particular.

ASIFA Egypt will be in charge of organizing of a retrospective of African animation since the first films which were produced in Egypt by Frenkel Brothers in 1930s and Moustapha Alassane from Niger who added his contributions since 1960s, and who is considered to be the "Godfather" of the African animation. in addition to animated films from 15 African countries.

For further information please visit the website: www.luxorafricanfilmfestival.com