Specifically tailored to meet the demands of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape under the influence of a marked preference for region-specific shows, the emergence of local talents, viewers’ migration to on-demand streaming and mobile screens, increased mobility and faster internet, the NEXT GEN development and pitching program will run parallel to the 3-day market and is open to all DISCOP Sharm El Sheikh 2019 delegates.

The program is currently being finalized and already consists of:

KEYNOTE CONVERSATIONS | From 11 AM to 1 PM

Egypt is Open for Business | DAY 1

Spotlight on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s VISION 2030 strategy | DAY 2

The Disrupting Effect of the Blockchain Technology | DAY 3

PANEL DISCUSSIONS | 60 minutes

The Vital Relationship Between Content and Music

The Rapid Emergence of the Video Gaming Sector

Transformative Mobile Distribution Strategies

CASE STUDIES | 45 minutes

Egypt’s booming animation industry

Enforcing copyright regulations

Formats for the Middle East and Northern Africa

COPRO WORKSHOPS | 60 minutes

Coproduction opportunities with Saudi Arabia

Coproduction opportunities with South Africa

Coproduction opportunities with Morocco

Coproduction opportunities with Nigeria

Coproduction opportunities with India

SCREENINGS

Spotlight on EGYPT

Spotlight on MOROCCO

Spotlight on SAUDI ARABIA

PILOT FESTIVAL

To be held on the second evening of the market, from 7 PM to 10 PM, this event will showcase film, television, digital and video-gaming content projects in development. Independent producers and creators will pitch their projects to a panel of broadcasters, content distribution platforms, producers, distributors and advertisers. Project submission forms will be ready on Monday 13 August.