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MENA Cinema Forum

22 October 2019 - 24 October 2019


Second edition of the “the largest gathering platform of cinema industry experts from across the globe in the MENA region”. The three days (22 to 24 October) include a conference, exhibition, workshops and masterclasses, screenings, an awards ceremony, “and much more”.

Leila Masinaei of the organiser, Great Minds Event Management, said “we are glad to announce Vox Cinemas as the Forum’s strategic partner, and proud that the forum continues to gain the attention of regional and international cinema industry mega players, to join the conversations and contribute to changing the cinema landscape in the MENA region”.

The 2019 edition will have over 60 speakers from 50 countries in the conference sessions, and more than a hundred stands “showcasing the latest technologies, material and equipment in the cinema industry and entertainment space” in the expo.

The Awards Ceremony has a long evening’s worth of categories – Movie of the Year, Exhibitor of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Cinema Design of the Year, Cinema Technology of the Year, Event Cinema of the Year, Best MENA Movie of the Year, Best Arab Movie of the Year, Best Bollywood Movie of the Year, Best Arab Director of the Year, Best Arab Actor of the Year, Best Arab Actress of the Year and Best New Cinema Design of the Year.

There’s a full programme on the website. The price of $103.95 provides access to the exhibition only; a three-day pass for the conference, workshops etc starts at $523.95.


22 October 2019
24 October 2019
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