Projects wanted for “Kenya/South Africa Copro’


Co-sponsored by the Kenya Film Commission; the French Embassy in Kenya; and the
organisers of the Abidjan and Johannesburg-based Discop Africa market and co-production forum; the “Kenya/South Africa Copro’ initiative will be launched at the
Nairobi-based Kalasha International Film and TV Festival and Market. The initiative is
aimed at facilitating relations between independent content producers from Kenya
and South Africa.

The initiative will seek ten film and television projects with the right components to
be co-developed and co-funded by producers from these two countries.

Selected projects at any stage of development or production will be pitched in front
of a panel of South African and Kenyan development, commissioning, production
and distribution executives, and other key players driving film and television content
business across the continent. The panel will be seeking fresh talent, innovative concepts and captivating stories that could also help foster stronger co-production
relationships between Kenya and South Africa.

The pitches will take place in Nairobi on 29 October in the context of the inaugural
edition of the Kalasha International Film and TV Market, and in Johannesburg on 5
November in the context of the 11th edition of the Discop Africa market and co-
production forum.

Following each pitch, the key industry experts sitting on the Nairobi and
Johannesburg panels will then provide guidance and recommendations to the
projects’ initiators.

Projects must be submitted by Friday 16 October and a committee of industry
specialists will select those that:

• Are best equipped and suited for attracting co-production
• Are original, creative and relevant in Africa and the international
• Clearly demonstrate how the co-production will be structured and
• Can be adapted for distribution across multiple digital platforms

The ten winning candidates will be notified by 21 October and will then
be entitled to the following privileges:

• Complimentary market badge to attend the Kalasha International Film and TV
Market and the Discop Africa market and co-production forum.
• VIP invitation to the Kalasha Awards Ceremony on 30 October
• VIP invitation to the Discopro Pitching Competition Awards on 6

For more information email Wangeci Murage at


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