Discop Shines the Spotlight on VR

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by @todotvnews the 21/09/2017
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The Johannesburg based event is once again partnering with DigiLab Africa, Germany's INVR.SPACE, and many more to sine the spotlight on VR as it explodes onto the African content scene.

Discop Johannesburg, Africa's largest content market, taking place from October 25th – 27th at the Sandton Convention Centre, will once again be partnering with DigiLab Africa (DLA) amongst other companies such as Germany's INVR.SPACE, to shine the spotlight on VR as it explodes onto the African content scene.

After a hugely successful DLA at DISCOP Abidjan, an even further expanded program will take place in Joburg. The five DLA 2016 winners incubated by DLA will also be showcased at Discop Johannesburg. The event will also mark the launch of DLA#2 and the next DLA call for projects.

In addition, is DISCOP Johannesburg is partnering with German company INVR.SPACE, who will be hosting the VR Cinema that will be found within the Germany Pavilion and will showcase African, German and other global VR projects ranging from documentaries, features films, animations and more.

Within this VR Cinema the New Dimensions projects will also be showcased in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg and Electric South.

In addition, experts from across Africa will discuss the latest trends and provide the need-to-know information for any content producers or buyers looking to play in the VR space. These experts include Steven Markovitz, Ulrico Grech-Cumbo, founder of Deep VR, and Julia Leeb, a German journalist, photographer and film maker who specialises in the production of VR.

Also joining in the discussion will be Morgan Bouchet, Dir. Digital Content & Head of VR at the global network operator Orange, and Sönke Kirchhof, CEO and Executive Producer at the Germany based Virtual Reality Full Service Studio INVR.SPACE.

In conjunction with these partners and experts, DISCOP Johannesburg will also present two master-classes focused specifically on the topic: Virtual Reality: Tech, Africa And Future and Get Ready For The Virtual Reality Revolution.

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