To be inaugurated this year, DISCOP ZANZIBAR primarily facilitates business, with and across, Eastern Africa's eight major countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. Driven by the tastes, expectations and usage patterns of an extremely young demographic, Eastern Africa is booming and has not just become a desired location for international productions, but is also now the hub of a booming film, television and online content production and distribution industry.
500+ delegates from 50 countries representing 300+ companies will attend the Market—including 150+ film, television, online content and adaptation right buyers representing 100+ broadcasters, satellite, cable, online pay-tv platforms, mobile operators, airlines and territorial sub-distributors. 50+ global, regional and local companies are expected to attend with a uniformed, low-cost exhibit.
The Market will take place mid-July at the brand new and 100% green VERDE HOTEL, champion of sustainable development and located 2KM from Stone Town (the main city). Zanzibar is one of the greatest cultural crossroads, where Africa meets Arabia meets the Indian ocean.
To place a special focus on feature film development, coproduction and distribution opportunities between Africa’s regions, DISCOP ZANZIBAR has partnered with Africa’s largest and most respected film festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), which will take place at the same time. Ethiopia will be the 2018 Guest Country.
Aimed at a fast-rising breed of talented, multicultural, independent minded, world-trotting film, television, digital producers and programmers operating in Africa, the NEXT GEN program is tailored to help them broaden their expertise, get new projects off the ground, pitch innovative ideas, find new concepts and distribution, and rub shoulders with key industry players, influencers and trendsetters.
The NEXT GEN program is open to all DISCOP delegates, and features expert speakers from around the world. The overall agenda is specifically designed to give participants valuable, actionable information and tools, along with unparalleled connections. The program comprises a potent trio of tracks, highlighting creative and business trends, and their impact on the film, television, online content production and distribution industry.