The FORMATS FROM AFRICA™ initiative has been launched to seek and promote original TV formats created in Africa which can begin as local successes and end up as international hits. Ten shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch their formats live in front of a qualified audience and a judging panel of African and international programming and coproduction executives, format commissioners and distributors, and advertisers, who will choose three winners to be rewarded with:
1. US$2,500 in cash to further the development of a pilot based on their format.
2. Expert guidance provided by major format production companies, to help ensure the winners’ vision is translated into a successful end product.
3. A complimentary MEETING TABLE exhibiting package during the 2013 edition of DISCOP AFRICA.
Eligible candidates interested in entering the pitching competition must be registered for DISCOP AFRICA 2012 as Producers. Find out more.