ECM2019 Africa infographic excerpt

“Africa – the new frontier for cinema” to be key focus at ECM2019

ISTANBUL, 16th OCTOBER 2019: DCS Events, organisers of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul (19th – 21st November) have announced further details of the dedicated Africa sessions and speakers at the conference. Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent. It covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people and a median age of 19.7 years as of 9th October 2019 (and set to double by 2050), it accounts for 16.72% of the…

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'Black Panther' illustration. Image from Marvel

EXCLUSIVE | Rising Nations Cinematic Benchmark Series, PART ONE: AFRICA

Rising Africa uniquely sounds like a Hollywood movie title and with its rapidly expansive and changing dynamics, Africa has propelled into joining the fastest growing nations in cinema exhibition. Driven by democratic movement and better governance with elections reflecting societal change across several countries, we begin the cinematic benchmark series reviewing Africa’s vitality and the promising forecast toward economic inclusion and efficiency, energising global engagement. The second largest continent, Africa’s economic course was historically challenged by overall governance and century-long imposed structure. Yet, performance statistics in the last decade indicate…

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