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.

  • DISCOPRO | This track focuses on international content coproduction opportunities and reinforced cooperation between African countries and world regions with a fast-moving media and entertainment industry. 
  • DISCORE | This track focuses on the production of original music created in Africa to accompany film, television and online entertainment content in a world under the influence of multiple cultural backgrounds.
  • DISCOMICS | This track focuses on the ubiquity of animated content, the staying power of comic books, the evolution of video games and the surging popularity of eSports across all platforms and screens in Africa.