Running parallel to the 3-day Johannesburg market, the Next Gen development, transfer-knowledge and market access program is open to all delegates. The program comprises a potent trio of tracks presented by industry exports and tailored to broaden expertise, get pilots off the ground, and promote new projects and innovative ideas.

  • DISCOPRO | Special focus on regional and international funding, coproduction, distribution and other partnership opportunities,
  • DISCORE | Special focus on the importance of original music to accompany content around the world, and the opportunities for African talents.
  • DISCOMICS | Special focus on Africa’s fast-growing digital arts such as eSports, Gaming, Animation and Comic industries. 

The 2018 Next Gen program will also place a special focus on animation, reflecting the dynamic range of this content genre across Africa, on mobile content distribution opportunities as the cost of data falls, on video-gaming the fastest-growing entertainment segment on the Continent, on blockchain, a technology with the potential to disrupt the media and entertainment industry, on coproduction opportunities with Canada, this year’s Guest Country, with Northern Africa and the Middle East, two world regions increasingly involved in Sub-Saharan Africa, and with BRICS countries.

The final agenda – to be publicized two months before DISCOP Johannesburg 2018 – will deliver valuable, actionable information and tools, along with unparalleled connections with key industry players, influencers and trendsetters.