OPENING SESSION

This session will welcome Africa’s next generation of creators, producers and dealmakers to the 3-day Next Gen Program. They will be greeted by a local broadcaster and major international public broadcasters already woven into the Sub-Saharan’s television marketplace. who will deliver a talk celebrating the next generation of content “Made in Africa”, its diversity, quality, and cross-African and universal appeal. 

Official welcoming and opening by Phillip MOLEFE, Chairperson, NFVF SOUTH AFRICA

·       Ines POHL | Editor-in-Chief | DEUTSCHE WELLE

·       Renee WILLIAMS | Acting Group Executive: Television | SABC

·       Jean-Luc CRONEL | Director: Marketing and Distribution | TV5MONDE

·       Joel CHURCHER | ‎Vice President & General Manager: Africa | BBC WORLDWIDE

·       Solomon MUGERA | Regional Editor | BBC AFRICA

TALK | COTE OUEST NEW SERVICES

The New Value Chain for a New Audio-visual consumption

Moderated by Séverine LAURENT | Media & Communication Senior Consultant | AFRIKAKOM

·      Bernard AZRIA | CEO | COTE OUEST

·      Serge NOUKOUE | Business Development Director | COTE OUEST

·      Olivia KIPRE DADIE | Digital & Communications Manager | COTE OUEST

·      Kimberley AZRIA | Channel Manager | COTE OUEST

PANEL DISCUSSION | ANIMATION UNITES AFRICA

To be hosted by the African Animation Network, this session will promote the diversity of the African animation industry and invite animation, visual effects, gaming and comics associations to explore possibilities of creating co-production opportunities between African regions.

Moderated by Nick WILSON | AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK

·      Mbuotidem JOHNSON | Animation Nigeria (AN)

·      Wilfrid de Dieu Paré | l’Association Burkinabè du Cinéma d’Animation (ABCA)

·      Abel Kouamé | Association Ivoirienne du Film d'Animation (AIFA)

·      Nick Cloete | Animation South Africa (ASA)

·      Ayodele Elegba | Association of Comic Makers Nigeria (ACMON)

PANEL DISCUSSION | TURNER: HOW LOCAL CREATORS AND INTERNATIONAL KIDS CHANNEL PARTNER TO DEVELOP LOCAL CONTENT

A case study of Turner's engagement with African animation producers from DISCOP 2016 through to 2017 including mentoring Cloud Life (the winner of the Turner Kids' Animation Pitching Competition at DISCOP Johannesburg 2016 and the Imagination Studios Pan-African campaign.

  • Ariane Suveg | Senior Programming and Acquisition Manager - Turner Kids’ channels Africa | TURNER
  • Nick Wilson | Executive Producer & Managing Director | My Child TV
  • Andrew Phillips | Writer | Punch Monkey Studios
  • Howard James Fyvie | Writer | Punch Monkey Studios

MASTER CLASS | INSIDE SCOOPS FROM ANIMATION DU MONDE BY MIFA

How the world's premiere animation festival, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) is discovering, supporting and incubating talents from regions where industry and animation training are emerging. 

Moderated by Nick WILSON | African Animation Network

  • Géraldine BACHE | Head of Projects | Marché International du Film D’Animation
  • Candice ARGALL | Winner Animation du Monde 2015 | Bugbox Animation

  • Clea MALLISON | Winner Animation du Monde 2016

PANEL DISCUSSION | AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK PRESENTS FUPITOONS FESTIVAL

The African Animation Network has partnered with market leading sub-Saharan cinema franchise Ster Kinekor to debut FUPITOONS FESTIVAL at Rosebank Nouveau (26-29 October).  FUPITOONS FESTIVAL; which is derived from the Swahili word meaning "short", is a short film festival which provides a unique platform for African animation content producers to be recognised and test audience.

  • Comfort ARTHUR | Content Curator & Assistant Festival Director | African Animation Network & FupiToons
  • Clea MALLINSON | Content Curator, Festival Editor & Assistant Festival Director | African Animation Network & FupiToons
  • Wendy SPINKS | Head of Content & Festival Director | African Animation Network & FupiToons

MAHALA.TV PILOT SCREENINGS

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre

pilots schedule



TIME

NAME

DURATION

GENRE

CONTACT

13:00

Jurgens v. Wyk GREEN ZEBRA PRODUCTIONS

24 minutes

Reality

Jurgens@greenzebr aproductions.com

13:24

D.Kinyanjui SANAA ZOTE PRODUCTIONS

25 minutes

Crime Drama

sanaazotetv@gmail. com

13:50

R. Balogun LIVELIHOOD FILMS

5 minutes

Comedy

balogunraymond@y mail.com

13:55

J. Head

A BREED APART PICTURES

24 minutes

War

hammerheadcinem a@gmail.com

14:20

B. Iro

LIGHTBOX AFRICA

24 minutes

Reality Travel

irobramwel@lightbo x.co.ke

14:44

S. Horn

DAILY MAVERICK

8 minutes

Info Political

hornsd@gmail.com

14:52

D. Coetzee FRAMES PER SECOND

2 minutes

Documentary

derick@framesperse cond.co.za

TALK | THE BBC INVESTIGATES

Powerful investigative journalism can help to build stronger, open democracies and deliver gripping, talked-about television and digital stories. It’s good for society and it’s great for your ratings. As the BBC makes new investments in local content in Africa, specialist investigative journalists Marc Perkins and Daniel Adamson demonstrate how the BBC and its partners will expose previously untold stories and reveal remarkable aspects of life in Africa through original personal narrative. Much of Africa goes unreported. Discover how the BBC plans to use investigative journalism to make popular new programmes for audiences in Africa and to tell more African stories to the world.

·       Marc PERKINS | Documentaries & Investigations Editor | BBC AFRICA

·       Daniel ADAMSON | Documentaries & Digital Investigations Executive | BBC AFRICA

PANEL DISCUSSION | GERMAN CULTURAL CO-OPERATIONS IN AFRICA

With Germany chosen to be the 2017 Guest Country, this discussion will bring together top German companies & institutions who not only believe in the future of Africa, but also invest in the Continent’s innovative talent.

Moderated by Darryl ELS | Festival Director | Encounters Documentary Festival

  • Herbert Behrendt | Head of the Cultural Department | German Embassy Pretoria
  • Lien Heidenreich-Seleme | Head of Cultural Programmes - Sub-Saharan Africa |  Goethe-Institut South Africa
  • Claus Stäcker | Head of Programs for Africa | Deutsche Welle 
  • Jana WOLFF | Marketing & Advertising | European Film Market, Berlinale Africa Hub
  • Philipp HOFFMANN | Founder / Managing Director | Rushlake Media
  • Sarika LAKHANI | Managing Partner & Founder | One Fine Day Films

MASTER CLASS | VIRTUAL REALITY: TECH, AFRICA and FUTURE

VR content production and distribution will take centre stage in the program. The following issues will be addressed: (1) How evolution in technology enables producers to experiment VR. Focus on Africa’s creative solutions. Presentation of different VR headsets and VR cameras including price points with focus on innovative initiatives to combat costs; (2) What can Africa bring to VR content production. African producers share their vision on what role Africa can play in the burgeoning VR industry, where Africa VR is currently and where is it going in the next few years..

  • Philipp WENNING | VR-Director / Editor | INVR.SPACE
  • Steven MARKOVITZ | CEO & Producer | BIG WORLD CINEMA
  • Ulrico GRECH-CUMBO | ‎Co-Founder & CEO, Deep VR

PANEL DISCUSSION | THE STREAMING REVOLUTION

Two years after launching its on-demand service, Naspers’ South African streamer, Showmax has begun production of its first original series in a move signaling the company’s intent to build on its strategy of developing content for African markets.  This session will explore the development, co-production and distribution strategies of popular streaming services and determine how these strategies will benefit independents producing content “Made in Africa”.

Moderated by Russell SOUTHWOOD | Editor in Chief | BALANCING ACT

·       Chris SAVIDES, HEAD: AFRICA | SHOWMAX

·       Denis PAGNAC | Founder & CEO | SUMMVIEW

·       Manny TEIXEIRA | Group Head: Digital Media and Services | MTN

·       Thabo Dabengwa | Manager | REEL AFRICAN

·       Olivia KIPRE DADIE | Digital & Communications Manager | COTE OUEST