Conference, exhibition, slate presentations, film market, and awards: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai ENQUIRE 2022 EDITION Film festivals and special screenings: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 27-29 October 2022: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall,
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Conference, exhibition, slate presentations, film market, and awards: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai ENQUIRE 2022 EDITION Film festivals and special screenings: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 27-29 October 2022: VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall,
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WHO ARE WE

Now in its 5th edition, META Cinema Forum is the largest cinema convention, covering the Middle East, Central Asia, and African markets. The event has grown over the years to include more regions, more projects, more partners and has become the single most important regional gathering for the cinema sector. The 5th edition is back bigger and better than ever, with more sessions covering various markets in detail, an expanded convention floor, award categories, and of course a stronger line-up of slates, product presentations, and the film features part of the film festival and film market, making the event the most holistic cinema event in the world. The convention will also host several post-event receptions and parties that will allow for fun-filled casual networking for all stakeholders.

EVENT FEATURES


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Convention/ Tradeshow
Floor

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Conference

Product Presentations  Slates

Product
Presentations/
Slates

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Special
Screenings/
Premieres

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Workshops/
Masterclasses

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Black Tie
Awards

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Receptions
Networking
Activities

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Film/
Content Market

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

AFRICA STRATEGIC PARTNER

CINEMA STRATEGIC PARTNER


 

SUPPORTING PARTNER


 

CINEMA & INDUSTRY PARTNERS


Cinebodrum

Cinepolis

Masoin

cinemarine


Cinebodrum

FilmHouse

Golden Scene

Cinema Plus


 

STUDIO AND DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

 

 

Empire Entertainment

Filmone

AnimaxFYB

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN


 

Jan Runge

META Cinema Forum
Chairman & Advisor 


 

Speakers


Leila Masinaei

Managing Partner,
Great Mind Events Management


Ignace Lahoud

Chief Executive Officer,
Majid Al Futtaim - Leisure,
Entertainment & Cinemas


Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante

Chief Executive Officer,
National Film Authority of Ghana


Toni El Massih

Managing Director
Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas



Mohamed Al Hashemi

Country Head,
Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment, Cinemas and Lifestyle, KSA


Andrew Such

Chief Executive Officer, AMC Cinemas


Alejandro Aguilera Garibay

Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis Gulf


Cenk Sezgin

Chief Executive Officer, Cinemarine Cinemas, Chairman, CineBodrum Summit and Bodrum Turkish Film Week



Sari Khumaiyes

Commercial Director, AMC Cinemas


Felix Tsang

Director,
Golden Scene Cinema


Aadil Mandviwalla

Director,
Mandviwalla Entertainment Pvt Ltd


Zaur Darabzadeh

Chairman Of The Board,
CinemaPlus



Murray Rea

Director,
Roxy Cinemas


Nigel Wright

Co-Founder
CEO - Grand Delusions Media


Chioma Ude

Managing Partner,
LaVida Studios


Paul Schwarz

Partner & Principal,
Design Confidence – Acoustics



Francis Y. Brown,

Founder and Creative Director, AnimaxFYB Studios


Supriya Suri

Founder and Producer,
Maison Su


Moses Babatope

Co-founder, Group Executive Director/Managing Director FilmOne, The Filmhouse Group - Filmhouse Cinemas
FilmOne Entertainment


Dr. Sabir Haque

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Science,
American University of Ras Al Khaimah



Funmi Onuma

Country Manager, Silverbird Cinemas


Rajeev Jalnapurkar

Director and CEO,
Ramoji Film City


Serge Plasch

Chief Commercial Officer,
Cinionic


Mike Thomson

Director,
The Big Picture



CONFERENCE AGENDA

Time Sessions/Activity Location
08:00 Registration Opens
Morning Refreshments
Tradeshow Doors Open
Atlantis Ballroom Foyer
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
09:15 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Note
Leila Masinaei, Managing Partner, Great Mind Events Management
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:20 Welcome Note
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:30 Keynote Speech
Ignace Lahoud, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim - Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:45 Presentation: Key Cinema Statistics from META Markets and Beyond
  • A look at cinema statistics after global recovery
  • Outlook on KSA $1 billion+ cinema market
  • Africa: The market potential and outlook
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:00 Spotlight session: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – What Next?
Mike Thomson, Director, The Big Picture
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:15 Middle East Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in the Middle East
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: AMC Cinemas
    Sari Khumaiyes, Commercial Director, AMC Cinemas
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinepolis Gulf
    Alejandro Aguilera Garibay, Chief Executive Officer, Cinepolis Gulf
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: VOX Cinemas
    Mohamed Al Hashemi, Country Head, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment, Cinemas and Lifestyle, KSA
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Roxy Cinemas
    Murray Rea, Director, Roxy Cinemas
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 5
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 Cinema Exhibitors
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:15 Presentation from Platinum Sponsor
*Session Reserved for Event Platinum Sponsor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:30 Official Opening of Tradeshow
Networking Break and Refreshments
Dedicated Tradeshow Hour
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
12:30 Industry Insight Session: The recent success stories
  • New design concepts
  • New technology advancements
  • New sales and marketing strategies
  • Innovations in customer engagement
Speakers:
  • Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer, Cinionic
  • Senior representative, TK Architects International
  • Cinema Exhibitor 1
  • Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • Solution provider 2
  • Solution provider 3
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
13:30 African Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Africa 
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation:
    Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, Chief Executive Officer, National Film Authority of Ghana
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Filmhouse Cinemas
    Moses Babatope, Co-founder, Group Executive Director/Managing Director FilmOne, The Filmhouse Group - Filmhouse Cinemas - FilmOne Entertainment
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation:
    Chioma Ude, Managing Partner, LaVida Studios
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: AnimaxFYB Studios
    Francis Y. Brown, Founder and Creative Director, AnimaxFYB Studios
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:30 Day 1 Summary by Conference Chairman Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:40 Networking Lunch in the Tradeshow Hall Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
15:30 Dedicated Tradeshow Hour Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
16:45 Bus Departure to Cinema Atlantis Ballroom Parking
17:00 Studio Product Presentation 1 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
17:45 Studio Product Presentation 2 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:30 Studio Product Presentation 3 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
19:30 Bus Departure to Hotel Nakheel Mall Parking
20:00 Day 1 Afterparty Atlantis Poolside
Time Sessions/Activity Location
08:00 Registration Opens
Morning Refreshments
Tradeshow Doors Open
Atlantis Ballroom Foyer
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
09:25 Welcome Note
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
09:30 Turkey spotlight: Overview, updates, market shifts and forecast
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinemarine
    Cenk Sezgin, Chief Executive Officer, Cinemarine Cinemas, Chairman, CineBodrum Summit and Bodrum Turkish Film Week
Panel discussion: Updates, market shifts and forecast of the Turkish market
  • Cinema Exhibitor
  • Cinema Producer/Actor
  • Cinema Distributor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
10:10 CIS Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Turkey, Levant and CIS Region
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: CinemaPlus
    Zaur Darabzadeh, Chairman Of The Board, CinemaPlus
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 2
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 1
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 2
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:00 Presentation from Gold Sponsor
*Session Reserved for Event Gold Sponsor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
11:10 Cinema is back! What is next to continue to build the draw for the audience to come back?
This session will include 5, 10-minute presentations from the latest solution providers in the cinema sector and a joint Q&A session to answer audience questions.
  • Bridging the gap between Hollywood and A.I using proprietary AI enterprise solutions for media and entertainment
    Nigel Wright, Co-Founder, CEO - Grand Delusions Media
  • Presentation 2:
    Supriya Suri, Founder and Producer, Maison Su
  • Cinema Exhibitor/Consultant 1
  • Cinema Association
  • Solution Provider 1
  • Solution Provider 2
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
12:10 Networking Break and Refreshments
Dedicated Tradeshow Hour
Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
13:10 Panel Discussion: The pandemic drove content diversification and local content production strategies in the region to high gear. How can this be nurtured to maturity? What is the perfect mix of content for regional exhibitors?
Panelists:
  • Toni El Massih, Managing Director - Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas 
  • Distributor 1
  • Distributor 2
  • Studio 1
  • Studio 2
  • Association
  • Dr. Sabir Haque, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Science, American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Joint Q&A Session
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:10 Asian Region Briefing: An overview of recent and upcoming projects, market shifts, untapped potentials, and outlook in Asia
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Golden Scene Cinema
    Felix Tsang, Director, Golden Scene Cinema
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: ME Cinemas
    Aadil Mandviwalla is the Director of Mandviwalla Entertainment Pvt Ltd
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Cinema Exhibitor 3
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation:
    Rajeev Jalnapurkar, Director and CEO, Ramoji Film City
  • 10-minute exclusive presentation: Film Commission/Authority 2
  • Joint Q&A Panel with all 5 presenters
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:50 Conference wrap up by Chairman
Jan Runge, MENA Cinema Chairman and Advisor
Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
14:55 Networking Lunch in the Tradeshow Hall Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
15:30 Dedicated Tradeshow Hour Atlantis Ballrooms 3-5
16:30 Bus Departure to Cinema Atlantis Ballroom Parking
17:00

Product Presentation by FilmOne FilmOne-Logo

VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
17:30 Studio Product Presentation 5 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:00 Studio Product Presentation 6 VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
18:30 Bus Departure to Hotel Nakheel Mall Parking
19:00 META Cinema Awards Ceremony Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
20:00 META Cinema Forum Closing Party Atlantis Ballroom Terrace
Time Wednesday, 26 October 2021 Location
12:00 What is next after the fine cut?
Effective ways of promoting and marketing your independent film
Long after the production wraps and copies of your film are about to get disseminated worldwide, a process that the director might not be interested in begins film promotion and marketing.
As a filmmaker, you need to see the project through to completion. In this workshop, Dr Sabir Haque walks you through the process of promoting and marketing your short film. The workshop will cover the following:
  • Making Film promotional materials
  • Promoting your film
  • Finding an audience
  • Film Marketing Plan
  • Tips to promote your film
  • Industry Insights on the film promotion process
Dr. Sabir Haque, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Science, American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Silk Ballroom B
13:15 Workshop 2
TBC
Silk Ballroom B
14:30 Break Atlantis Ballrooms 1-2
15:30 Workshop 3
TBC
Silk Ballroom B

FILM FESTIVAL AGENDA

Day Activity Set 1 Activity Set 2 Activity Set 3
Day 1: 27 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
VVIP Afterparty
Location TBC
Day 2: 28 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
VVIP Afterparty
Location TBC
Day 3: 29 October Film Festival Selection Screenings in Multiple Theatres (10-15)
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Big Blockbuster Screening with Red Carpet, Stars and Cast
VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall
Closing Ceremony and Awards Show
Location TBC
 
 
 
 

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Gold Sponsor

mena cinema

Silver Sponsor

Vista

Silver Sponsor

adyen logo

Associate Partner

mena cinema


Strategic Cinema Screens Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Acoustics Partner

Farrat

Official Digital Signage Partner

mena cinema

Official Cinema Sound Partner

mena cinema


Official Data Partner

comscore

Associate Sponsor

Mada Gypsum Company Ltd

Associate Sponsor

Cinionic

Strategic Partner

mena cinema


Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

mena cinema


Strategic Partner

mena cinema

Strategic Partner

EOMAC

Strategic Partner

CAMATIC

Strategic Partner

Real Films


Strategic Partner

Havelock-One

Strategic Partner

Gulf Recliners

Strategic Partner

Regupol

Strategic Partner

Nexgen Fabrics


Strategic Partner

Sharp NEC Display Solutions

Strategic Partner

Nexgen Fabrics

Strategic Partner

Arts Alliance

Strategic Partner

Film grail


Supporting Partner

Harkness

Bronze Sponsor

gruvi

Strategic Partner

Modern Innovative solution

Strategic Partner

4D-E-Motion


Strategic Partner

Figueras Seating Europe

Strategic Partner

Raj Overseas Ltd

Strategic Partner

TK-logo

Strategic Partner

EGE-logo


 

Strategic Partner

studio-soundscape


 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available, a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives, please contact partnerships@gmevents.ae

 

INTELLIGENCE, KNOWLEDGE & MEDIA PARTNERS

Key Intelligence Partner

mena cinema

Key Knowledge Partner

mena cinema

Knowledge Partner

mena cinema

Key Media Partner

Emirati Times

Media Partner

mena cinema

Media Partner

mena cinema

Media Partner

Film4Life

Media Partner

Cine&Tele

Media Partner

Celluloid Junkie

 

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    ORGANISED BY

    info@gmevents.ae
    gmevents.ae
    +971 4 568 7800
    Daytona House, Motor City - Dubai