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Souk Connections

Daily informal speed meetings for new entrants and emerging filmmakers to connect and network with key players from the film and TV landscape.

Industry professionals taking part will represent all aspects of the filmmaking chain offering advice, information, and support to the next generation of industry and talent. Regional and international companies and decision-makers will be present to engage with attendees, enhance cultural exchange, and foster new collaborations.

Networking Session 1
Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

Regional Key Players

This networking session offers an unparalleled occasion to establish connections with prominent industry professionals from the Arab world. Producers, Distributors, Film Commissions, Labs, Funds and Streaming Services will be gathered to engage with filmmakers in insightful casual conversations, providing personalized advice about regional opportunities, with the aim to unlock fresh prospects for their projects in the ever-growing Arab cinema landscape.

Networking Session 2
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

International Key Players

As a catalyst for collaborations among regional filmmakers and international industry professionals, this networking session connects attendees with international decision makers who set the production machine in motion. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, an established producer seeking partnerships, or a film enthusiast looking to expand your network, this event aims to enhance cultural exchange and foster collaborations for groundbreaking and global cinematic endeavors.
Film Commissions, Funds, Labs, Festivals Representatives, Producers, and Distributors will attend; a unique occasion to learn closely about co-productions between different countries, the incentives they offer, the financing schemes pertaining to each and much more.

Networking Session 3
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 05:00 – 06:30 PM I Souk Industry Room

Pivotal Roles

Increase your exposure and unlock a world of opportunities! Join us for a networking session that facilitates connections between filmmakers and pivotal figures that often operate in the shadows, from both regional and international spheres. During this session, talent managers, representative agents, casting directors, script consultants, production and distribution consultants will share insights on their jobs and engage with attendees in a unique session dedicated to propelling careers forward.