Organisers are launching the first Sudan Independent Film Festival.

Festival president Tala Afifi has confirmed Egypt as the guest of honour at the first edition of the festival. There will be films shown from all over the African continent.

The festival will also organise workshops and lectures.

Sayed Fouad [pictured], president of the Luxor African Film Festival, will be a guest at the first edition and will deliver a scriptwriting workshop.

The first edition will be dedicated to the memory of Sudanese filmmaker Hussein Sharif.

“I am extremely happy because of the launching of SIFF for the importance of such activities in the development of cinema and the communion between African people,” said Fouad.