The three-day market will primarily facilitate business, with and across, Eastern Africa's eight major countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
DISCOP Zanzibar to be held from 11-13 July, will focus on international distribution opportunities for entertainment content produced in Africa. The three-day event will host Ethiopia as the 2018 Guest Country.
The programme will be aimed at delegates attending both the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Africas largest film festival, and DISCOP Zanzibar as both events will take place at the same time.
DISCORE, organised in partnership with ONGEA Africa, East Africas largest music conference, will focus on the production of original music to accompany film, television, and online entertainment content in a world under the influence of multiple cultural backgrounds.
DISCOMICS organised in partnership with the African Animation Network, will focus 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.
500+ delegates from 50 countries representing 300+ companies are expected to attend DISCOP Zanzibar, including 150+ film, television, online content and adaptation right buyers representing 100+ broadcasters, satellite, cable, online pay-tv platforms, mobile operators, airlines and territorial sub-distributors operating in Eastern Africa. The three-day market will primarily facilitate business, with and across, Eastern Africa’s eight major countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
The inaugural edition of DISCOP Zanzibar will also feature the Zanzibar TV Series Festval presented by The Africa Channel that will screen some of the best TV Series from across Africa and beyond.