13 February 2020


OTT Content Streaming and On-Demand Summit 2020
19 – 20 February 2020
Cape Town

Global revenues from OTT content streaming and on-demand services are set to reach US$100billion by 2020.

The "OTT Content Streaming And On-Demand” Forum will seek to explore developments around infrastructure building, services delivery platforms and monetisation opportunities while providing a clear market-view of real possibilities.

This crucial industry Forum will bring together key players and to share their experiences and insights on the rapid development of this industry and provide clear market-view of the industry dynamics and real opportunities from within the region and beyond.Read more and book a place here.


TIFFInternational Tourism Film Festival – Africa
April 6 - 8 2020

African films will be on showcase at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) – Africa, which is billed to hold between April 6 and 8 at Cape Town, South Africa as the International Tourism Film Festival – Africa (ITFFA) 20202, in collaboration with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) and WTM Africa host a tourism film conference on April 7. For more information click here.

Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan

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Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan in partnership with the African Animation Network (AAN) will host the 3rd annual Animation du Monde pitching competition next month.

As Africa’s animation industry continues to develop, and in recognition of the challenges that creators face in being able to reach a market, there will be a strong focus on animated short film and series.

DISCOP Abidjan is the second of 5 preliminary rounds of the Pan-African Animation du Monde 2020. Through the DISCOMICS footprint– an initiative run by DISCOP Markets and AAN– and which includes partnerships with 3 of Africa’s longest running comic conventions, AAN will be hosting 4 regional prelims in Johannesburg (at ICON CGC), Abidjan (DISCOP Abidjan), Lagos (at Lagos Comic Con), and Nairobi (Nairobi Comic Con). Because the partners are always looking to create new opportunities for creators across Africa, AAN has partnered with the Accra Animation Film Festival (AAFFia) to add a 5th regional preliminary round.

Second Convening Of Africa’s OTT Streaming And VOD Industry Leaders To Take Place In Lagos, Nigeria

Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) in collaboration with key industry partners has announced that a brand new industry Leaders Forum on OTT Streaming And Video-On-Demand (VOD) Services will take place on the 19th – 20th May 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.

According to Benjamin Pius - the Publisher of Broadcast Media Africa, "The Lagos, Nigeria event will follow-up on and continue the conversation from the OTT Streaming event due to take place next week in Cape Town, South Africa.

As conveners - BMA, expects the Forum in Nigeria to be attended by industry leaders as well as senior executives from media platforms, TV stations, telecoms operators, content delivery networks as well as content publishers and aggregators as well as media platform owners from within Nigeria, West Africa and beyond to examine developments around infrastructure building, service delivery platforms and monetisation opportunities."

Find out more about this event on the website here.


The MIFA Pitches are arguably the biggest animation focused pitching forum in the world and take place against the backdrop of the Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest’ & Market/MIFA (Annecy/MIFA). A place where filmmakers can celebrate the craft while building relationships and a deeper understanding of the industry. Contestants have until the 17th of May to submit their project and can do so by clicking HERE.

Animation du Monde’s mission is to give animation projects in developing animation industries from across the world the opportunity to participate at the highest level internationally during the MIFA Pitches. Video pitches will be accepted for those not able to attend the preliminary regional round at DISCOP Abidjan however, candidates who are able to attend the event will be given preference. The competition regulations can be viewed HERE.

“The value of entering a pitch competition like Animation du Monde goes far beyond winning or losing. Through it you build relationships, your confidence to sell your project, and most of all the insight of industry professionals with years of experience with projects from around the world.” says Nick Wilson, Head of Projects & Content at AAN.

During the 2018 Animation du Monde finals in Annecy Ingrid Agbo, from Togo, secured a pre-sale for her project L’arbre à Palimpseste which is currently in pre-production. Ingrid qualified with her project through the 2017 regionals run by AAN at DISCOP Abidjan and won one of two places to represent Africa at Annecy/MIFA 2018 via the Animation du Monde 2017 Continental Finals at DISCOP Johannesburg Through her journey she was able to connect with other African animation filmmakers who were able to help her refine her project through to the 2018 finals in France.

Ingrid shared her Annecy experience with us, “My Annecy experience was so unexpected. Winning the opportunity to pitch my project there was a huge pleasure but also a real challenge for me. This festival was like a gauge for my project. There were so many and different, great projects coming from all around the world.”

Comic Con Africa is coming to Cape Town

Following the wild success of Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg last year and the anticipated continued success this year, the companies responsible for the popular pop culture and gaming event, announced that the Mother City will get its very own Comic Con in 2020. Comic Con Cape Town will take place from May 1-3 2020 and will have its own tailored lineup of talent geared towards the fanbase of the city, playing towards its unique strengths and personality.

“With the unprecedented success of the 2018 Comic Con Africa it is the natural next step to bring this format to the city of Cape Town. While the style of this Comic Con will be slightly different to Comic Con Africa, we still expect the same level of entertainment focusing on our key pillars which include film, series, animation, cosplay, comic books and gaming. We are thrilled to be announcing the dates when we will be bringing the Comic Con magic to another South African city,” says managing director Carol Weaving.

With Cape Town being the film capital of South Africa, Comic Con Cape Town will have a stronger focus on films and series than the Comic Con in Johannesburg. With this in mind, Comic Con Cape Town has partnered with the Cape Town International Animation Festival, the only dedicated animation festival in Africa which hosts local and international delegates, appealing to those that are creatives, producers and technical artists.

Comic Con Africa will be held separately from Comic Con Cape Town from September 21-24 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements, and so much more.

Source: Cape Town Etc