The fifth edition of the META Cinema Forum ended today at the Atlantis the Palm Island in Dubai with renewed optimism following the opening of some large-format cinema screens a few months after the industry had started operating in full capacity.
As many as 56 exhibition stands displayed the latest products, services, new technology from a select group of industry suppliers, technology providers and industry stakeholders at the convention where more than 44 industry officials and experts are sharing their views through speech, presentations, training, and workshops, etc. on the current market situation, challenges, and ways to overcome them.
More than 500 delegates, visitors, buyers, sellers, and other industry stakeholders took part in the event, which addressed the shortage of feature films, documentary movies and other film genres, among other issues.
The two-day event saw powerful presentations from Saudi Arabia, Asia and Africa regions, the future of the large-format cinema halls as well as the prospects of the streaming services, technology disruptions and other subjects.
Apart from the Middle East and African countries, cinema industry stakeholders from Turkey, Asia and CIS countries joined the META Cinema Forum , making it a truly global cinema industry convention that has become one of the must-attend global cinema conventions.
The two-day mega cinema industry conference will be followed by a three-day META Film Fest that will screen over 70 shortlisted full feature films, documentaries, and short films along with premieres of highly anticipated releases of 2022 at the VOX Cinemas at the Nakheel Mall.
“META Cinema Forum has successfully re-positioned the region's cinema industry in the global map, so much so that large-scale investment has widened the theatre facilities across the region,” said Leila Masinaei, managing partner, Great Mind Events Management, the organizer of the META Cinema Forum “The industry is currently gearing up to increase the supply of good quality content and regional blockbusters that will pull more viewers to the cinema hall.”