PANEL DISCUSSION | SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUTH: A CONVERSATION

The panel will explore how youth engage and share issues, news and information on social media. The panel will be a moderated discussion on how the Internet and other technologies are impacting the lives of young people in Africa. Discussion will focus on the variety of information that is now available on social media, such as jobs, news, health, etc. The VOA will share our best practices, content strategies in conjunction with the panel participants own experiences

Moderated by Jackson Mvunganyi | Host: Upfront show | Voice of America

  • Japheth Omojuwa | Blogger/Public Speaker/Social Media Expert | Nigeria
  • Xtian Dela | YouTuber/Blogger/Social Media Personality/Radio Presenter | Kenya
  • Yavi Madurai | Managing Director | Black Box Theory

MASTER CLASS | GET READY FOR THE VIRTUAL REALITY REVOLUTION

Not all VR content is made the same and the experiences vary greatly. This session will discuss obstacles and benefits in creating relevant virtual reality content. What kind of VR content broadcasters are looking for? What is their VR content development and coproduction strategies? What are the funding opportunities available to VR producers and the business and distribution models they should follow?

Moderated by Darryl ELS | Festival Director | Encounters Documentary Festival

  • Morgan BOUCHET | Director of Digital Content & Head of VR | Orange
  • Julia LEEB | Journalist / Photographer / Filmmaker | GERMANY
  • Paul BOUCHARD | VR Sales & Acquisition – WIDE VR | WIDE MANAGMENT
  • Ulrico Grech-Cumbo | ‎Co-Founder & CEO | Deep VR
  • Rick Treweek | Creative Technologist | ALT REALITY

PANEL DISCUSSION | INSIGHTS INTO THE TURKISH TV AND FILM INDUSTRY

Turkish content travelling the globe including Africa | This sessions will look at the impressive export statistics of Turkish content as well as bridging the gap between Turkey and South Africa

Moderated by Russell SOUTHWOOD | Editor in Chief | BALANCING ACT

  • Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen | Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey | TURKISH EMBASSY PRETORIA
  • Kerim Emrah Turna | Director of Sales & Business Development, Americas & Africa | KANAL D
  • Can Okan | Founder/CEO | INTER MEDYA
  • Miroslav Radojevic | Sales Director – MENA & Africa | GLOBAL AGENCY

PANEL DISCUSSION | ETHIOPIA IS WAKING UP

With a population that is in the upwards of 100+ million, there are now over 12 TV Stations that are geared toward Ethiopia’s general population and ever-expanding affluent middle-class population. This session will look at how E.B.S., Ehtiopia’s public broadcasters and some new TV channels such as NAHOO, KANA and JTV have changed TV entertainment in one of the most promising marketplace in Africa, if not the world.

Moderated by Pascal SCHMITZ | Head of Acquisitions and Executive Producer | AAA Entertainment

·       Welela HAILESELASSIE | Deputy Managing Director | KANA TV

·       Bruktawit TIGABU | CEO & Creative Director | WHIZ KIDS WORKSHOP

MAHALA.TV PILOT SCREENINGS

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre

pilots schedule



TIME

NAME

DURATION

GENRE

CONTACT

13:00

V. Twala VUGU FILMS

12 minutes

Drama

vugufilms@gmail.co m

13:12

J.E Blake MUTI FILMS

30 minutes

Drama

j.ethan.blake@gmail

.com

13:42

V. Faras CULTURAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

22 minutes

Thriller

vincenzo@culturlavi deo.org

14:04

K. Mathews THE QUINECOX COMPANY

2 minutes

Drama

mattquine@gmail.co m

14:06

R. Moeti

RARE VIEW MEDIA

24 minutes

Comedy

rmoeti@gmail.com

14:30

A. Ajibulu SANCUARY FILMS

7 minutes

Drama

sanctuaryfilms01@g mail.com

14:37

V. Twala VUGU FILMS

12 minutes

Drama

vugufilms@gmail.co m

14:50

D.Coetzee FRAMES PER SECOND

3 minutes

Comedy

derick@framesperse cond.co.za

14:53

D. Maina EPIC MEDIA CONCEPTZ

2:33 minutes

Feature

epicmediaconcept z@gmail.com

TALK | AFP/DEVELOPING THE RIGHT NEWS CONTENT STRATEGY

Building on a strong local news gathering network and a culture of adaptation, how a legacy news organization can transform itself in order to meet the evolving needs of its customers. A practical and candid talk through AFP's video and digital journey.

  • Marie-Noëlle VALLES | Video Business Development Director | AFP - AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
  • Sophie JULLIEN-RAPP | Head of Video Product | AFP - AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE

MASTER CLASS | AFRICAN COMIC BOOKS TO ANIMATION FEATURE FILMS

Comic book consumption and attendance of comic conventions in Africa is experiencing a meteoric rise with growth estimates over the last 5 years as high as 1000%.  Pioneers in the African comic book industry discuss the current state of the sector and the long-term potential

Moderated by Nick WILSON | African Animation Network

  • Ayodele ELEGBA | Founder | Lagos Comic Convention
  • Thomas IMBOYWA | Head of Business Development | Nairobi Comic Convention

PANEL DISCUSSION | THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music is a significant part of any television show or film. Production companies, who produce these audiovisual works, sometimes hire a composer to write the music, an artist to reproduce a previously existing song or seek the music rights to use an existing recording. This session will expressly look at the role Africa’s reservoir of musical talent can play in the fast-evolving, cross border, film, television, digital content production global ecosystem. 

Moderated by Mike STRANO | Founding Director | PHAT Music & Entertainment Ltd.

  • David ALEXANDER | Founder & Managing Director | SHEER PUBLISHING AFRICA
  • Andrea DA SILVA | Global Team Leader, Media & Entertainment | US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
  • Kurt SLABBERT | Composer & Producer | BLUENOISE PRODUCTIONS
  • Todd BROWN | Head of International Acquisitions | XYZ FILMS
  • Marc ALGRANTI | Executive Music Producer / Supervisor | PULSE MUSIC
  • Enyi OMERUAH | Partner | SEE FEEM
  • Michael BALKIND | Director | CONTENTBAR

THE ANNECY - MIFA PITCHES ANIMATION DU MONDE COMPETITION

Grand Finale

Pan-African Grand Finale, the top 6 projects from DISCOP Abidjan go head-to-head with the top 6 projects from DISCOP Johannesburg

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre