“We are proud and honoured by the enormous support shown towards us by the rest of the industry" - Ms Keitumetse Lebaka

The Gauteng Film Commission welcomes new partners for GFC Discover Summit

The Gauteng Film Commission is pleased to announce and welcome on board its new partners for the Inaugural GFC Discover Summit, taking place from 18-21 October 2022.

The Film & Publications Board (FP&B), Joburg Tourism Company (JTC), Paramount, Cathseta, Buthongo Group, Lion and Rhino Safari Group, Blue Label Telecomms, Soweto TV, Trace TV, Siyaya TV (Moja Love), The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Program (STPP), The International Tourism Festival Africa (ITFFA), Kwa Zulu Natal Film Commission, and Tshimologong are but a few that have joined the list of partners who have pledged to see the Discover Summit 2022 be a resounding success.

The GFC’s CEO, Ms Keitumetse Lebaka said,

“We are proud and honoured by the enormous support shown towards us by the rest of the industry. It is a positive indicator of the commitment and dedication of both our public and private institutions towards the development of the country’s audio-visual sector.”

The Discover Summit is a modern, revolutionary three-day event, set to empower local filmmakers and aiming to equip both the current and next generation with the skills necessary to thrive in an evolving industry landscape.

With an array of exhibitions, panels, masterclasses and workshops, the Summit promises to be an event that grows and empowers creatives through five key “Summit Tracks”:

  • Digital
  • Business/Funding/Marketing
  • African Pop-Culture and Film
  • Tourism and Film
  • Filmmaking

Managing Director of Trace, Valentin Gaudin-Muteba, said,

“Trace remains committed to celebrating and supporting the Gauteng Film Commission in their endeavour to advance local filmmakers and position them as titans of the film industry. We are extremely excited about the Discover Summit 2022, especially in light of Trace’s ongoing commitment to creating a platform where young people can Stand ‘n Shine to create”.

Caroline Ungersbock, CEO of the STTP, added,

”We are deeply honoured to be working with the Gauteng Film Commission on this year’s Discover Summit, and we look forward to inviting our friends around the world to participate in this prestigious and highly impactful event”.

Early-bird registration for the Inaugural Discover Summit is now open and members of the industry are encouraged to register to participate as delegates, speakers, exhibitors, suppliers, service providers, and volunteers.

Visit discoversummit.co.za to find out more.

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