Discover Summit

Calling all Filmmakers

19-21 October 2022 | Sandton Convention Centre

Introducing the Discover Film Summit:

An innovation of the Gauteng Film Commission

3 Day Summit
1000+ Attendees

100+ Speakers

50+ Sessions

A 3-day event, Discover Film Summit will take place in Johannesburg from the 19th to the 21th of October 2022 under the theme:

FILM OF THE FUTURE: THE DIGITALISATION OF THE AUDIO-VISUAL INDUSTRY”.

An all-encompassing well of insight, it will explore a variety of themes across Digital, Film Creation, Multicultural Storytelling, The Business Side of the biz, as well as General Wellness in an industry that demands the most of what you have to offer. Discover Film Summit offers a platform for filmmakers and creatives to engage with leaders and industry experts, sharing their wealth of knowledge and best practice. This gathering of great minds will grant you access to an underutilised market for filmmakers, positioning the local film industry as a game-changing, big player in the global space.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE:

GFC Discover Summit Conference

CONFERENCE

with international and local speakers.

GFC Discover Summit Workshops & Masterclasses

Workshops & Masterclasses

equipping upcoming film-makers with the necessary survival skills.

GFC Discover Summit Exhibition

Exhibition

with an array of projects spanning the entire industry

Ms Keitumetse Lebaka

“Join leading creatives and policy makers within the audio-visual industry as they deliberate on key resolutions, in alignment with emerging trends and global developments, analysing how to further the development of the local film industry.”

Ms Keitumetse Lebaka
CEO (Gauteng Film Commission)

Your Host

THE GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION (GFC)

is the Gauteng film industry’s capable, reliable and experienced, one-stop concierge service and industry development partner. As the bedrock of the local film industry for 20 years, the GFC leads innovation, inclusion, transformation and enables the industry and its role players to remain relevant and sustainable.

Summit at a Glance

DAY 00 - 17 OCT

# Gauteng Location

DAY 00 - 18OCT

# GAUTENG LOCATIONS
TOUR DAY 2
// GOLF DAY

DAY 01 - 19 OCT

// Press Conference
// Exhibition
// Opening Ceremony
//plenary
// Workshops
// B2b / B2g Deal Making
// Exhibitors Networking Event

DAY 02 - 20OCT

// EXHIBITION
// PLENARY
// WORKSHOPS
//B2B / B2G DEAL MAKING
//COCKTAIL EVENT

DAY 03 - 21 OCT

// Exhibition
// Plenary
// Speed Dating: Pitch To Funders
// Closing
// Culture Festival (The Plug)
// Culture Festival & Industry Awards

Summit Tracks

DIGITAL

The digital aspect of filmmaking is one that has seen a meteoric rise in recent years and seems to be the next-step in our industry’s evolution. We unpack and analyse how the world of filmmaking has evolved throughout history and look at the path forward, with key-speakers and innovators in this realm imparting insight as to how we develop at the rate of new industry standards.

BUSINESS / FUNDING / MARKETING

Money is a critical aspect to any industry – the catalyst for every part to continue moving. However, getting access to funding and grants is often an enigmatic concept to some and can become a tedious process. We sit down with industry insiders and break down business processes, gain an understanding of how to market yourself, and give you access to the big names to help get your project funded.

STORYTELLING / CULTURE

The African narrative is one entrenched with power and history and modern filmmaking has become a playground in which our stories can finally be told with a voice that remains true to us. We let experts in their field discuss the story of the African in filmmaking and how to create a narrative that embodies a culture respectfully and holistically, in an age rife with appropriation.

 

FILMMAKING

Your in-depth overview into the world of local and global filmmaking as it is now and how we intend it to be. We give you an outlook of the industry landscape as well as provide incredible resources for established and aspiring filmmakers. With workshops and experts designated to assist you with every aspect of filmmaking, from start to finish, prepare to be upskilled and have your passion reinvigorated.

 

FILM DESTINATION 

Tourism is an integral part of the film industry for two reasons: people travel to places where their favourite movie has been filmed and the filming industry utilises tourism services and facilities. Both of these factors are imperative to economic growth and job creation. We go into detail about the benefits of tourism to the audio-visual industry as well

 

Key Partners

Road to Discover Summit

APRIL – MAY

THE PLUG: INDUSTY SUPPORT GRANT

Tiered approach funding to ensure that filmmakers at all levels, from emerging to the experienced, benefit equitably from funding and programmes.

MAY

DISCOVER SUMMIT LAUNCH EVENT

The GFC officially launches the Discover Summit 2022 at the Africa Day 2022 Festival presented by BET AND MTV Base,

MAY – SEPT

DISCOVER NEW WAYS: MASTERCLASS SERIES

A master class series occurring monthly facilitated by our multitalented and multifaceted G-Force

JUNE

INAUGURAL GFC ANNUAL LECTURE

A lecture that addresses the state of the local film economy, what we’re doing right, and how the local industry may set a new standard filmmaking, using film as a medium to tell authentically African stories.

JULY – SEPT

AS’SHLANGANE EKSHONENI

A grassroots film program for aspiring local filmmakers to demonstrate their talents and show the world their vision, with the winner having their piece exhibited at the Discover Summit.

OCT

GAUTENG 2-DAY LOCATIONS TOUR

A 2-Day tour scouring some of the most exclusive areas and locations in and around the province.

OCT

GOLF DAY

A one-day experience that will not only improve your golf swing but allow you to meet major industry stakeholders and get a taste of what the Summit has to offer.

OCT

THE DISCOVER SUMMIT 2022

The discover summit is a next-level film industry event aimed at empowering south african filmmakers through hands-on sessions exploring the craft, live-learning workshops from those at the top of their game & granting access to a blossoming market through funding & collaborative opportunities.

CONTACT US

Contact details:
Tell 011 833 0409
Email: info@discoversummit.co.za

Filming in Gauteng

Learn how the Gauteng Film Commission strives to ensure perfect locations across Gauteng all year round.

Made In Gauteng

Watch trailers and excerpts of movies filmed in whole or part in Gauteng – mainly in Johannesburg – from 2010’s The Bang Bang Club to Come Back, Africa, made in 1959.