THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM

Running parallel to the market and open to all registered delegates, The Next Gen Program will feature speakers and experts from major corporations, smaller companies and select start-ups, both onstage and in carefully constructed discussions and workshops. Peer-to-peer networking opportunities will cement the overall agenda specifically designed to give participants valuable, actionable information and tools, along with unparalleled connections. The Next Gen Program will specifically target film, television and digital content producers and help improve pitching, networking and business skills. It will guarantee access to indispensable information on alternative distribution and funding opportunities; on virtual reality content production, funding and distribution; on expanding relations between Francophone and Anglophone Africa. The program will also put under the spotlight, Ethiopia, a country with a population in the upwards of 100+ million; animation, Africa’s fastest-growing and most creative content production and distribution segment, and the new global streaming services and their impact on homegrown original content production.