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Dubai to host gathering of digital media talents

UAE Business

The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) today announced VIDXB, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s first annual gathering celebrating the world of online video.

The two-day event will be held from December 8 to 9 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. VIDXB will also kick off a year-round series of programmes to promote local content, showcase emerging technologies, and facilitate skills development for Dubai's growing digital media talent pool.

With the world’s largest youth population, the Mena region has witnessed staggering growth in the creation and consumption of online content.

VIDXB will bring together everyone who has embraced digital platforms, to create, consume and share content. The gathering will feature both aspiring storytellers and international online stars, with a curated program for a broad audience of fans, creators and industry professionals alike. The event will cover a wide range of verticals, from lifestyle and beauty to gaming, technology and sports, and will promote knowledge-sharing through hands-on, experiential activations, workshops and training sessions, a statement said.

 “VIDXB is a platform that will accelerate growth of the online video industry, which represents the future of content. Every individual that attends VIDXB will have an opportunity to learn, create, demonstrate, and engage with content makers, both regional and global” said Jamal Al Sharif, chairman of the Dubai Film and TV Commission.

DFTC will produce VIDXB in partnership with The Alliance, the organisers of the Middle East Film and Comic Con, the largest pop culture festival in the region. DFTC is a member of Dubai Creative Clusters Authority. – TradeArabia News Service

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