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21-23 NOV 2019
Dubai Studio city – SOUND STAGES

INTRODUCING ON.DXB

Do not miss the opening night of ON.DXB. We invite you to be part of an intimate audience with the ON.DXB talent roster from names in film, game, music and video, as they talk getting into the business, behind the scenes, reminisce on career highs and lows, and how they have continued to innovate and diversify as the industry has evolved.

Industry arena

THE CIRCLE STAGE

This 360 immersive-stage will host renowned regional and international speakers from across the industry like acclaimed Hollywood director Spike Lee, YouTube superstar Liza Koshy, British rapper KANO, gaming sensation MJRM and a lot more. Watch awe-inspiring speakers talk about game-changing creativity, cutting-edge technologies, key trends and influences, the industry at large, business success, personal anecdotes, and everything else in between.

THE SESSIONS STAGE

Join in with our panels on-stage as we discuss and debate the hottest topics affecting our industry – get involved in the conversation and put your questions and ideas forward during the Q&As and continue the discussions with peers and colleagues throughout the festival.

THE ALFAN SHOWCASE STAGE

The latest tech, the newest releases, upcoming projects, and the biggest successes are all a part of THE ALFAN SHOWCASE STAGE. Get an in-depth view from organizations and minds who are changing the future of our industry. Also don’t miss the pitch sessions, a daily event, where we have invited some of the best independent regional talent to pitch their ideas for a chance to win business acceleration prizes.

THE HUB

Head over to the THE HUB and connect, converse and collaborate with your industry peers. During the three-day festival, we’ll host meet up opportunities for all sectors of the industry. Whether you’re a student looking for career advice, a platform looking for talent, or an industry leader looking to discuss the key issues of the day with like-minded professionals, you’ll find a slot or two that’s right for you.

The festival square

Join in the entertainment on offer and meet some of the region’s and the world’s leading brands who will showcase their most innovative products and content. The biggest brands in the industry will be located in FESTIVAL SQUARE throughout the weekend – talk to them, exchange business cards, try out their latest products, and be inspired.

MAINSTAGE

Catch the most authentic and cultural musical performances by some of the most promising bands and musicians from the region. Handpicked by an esteemed panel of judges from ON.DXB’s Call For Content. Watch these sessions on-stage throughout the festival with British rapper, songwriter and Top Boy actor KANO to play festival-closing set on Saturday, November 23.

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CINEMA

Relax and enjoy a box of popcorn or two while you watch films and videos from some of the best talent in the region. From independent creators to award-winning films, you’re in for the most incredible on-screen content the region has to offer over the three-day festival.

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THE CANON STUDIO

Come down to THE CANON STUDIO across the weekend and sign up for workshops from Canon, Facebook, Instagram, Anghami and more. You also cannot miss some of the region’s best indie developers showcasing their latest game creations.

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THE CANON STUDIO @ THE FESTIVAL SQUARE

ON_SCREEN

If you’re a fan of digital content then this is the place where you can sit back and enjoy some of the incredible work from content creators, vloggers, videographers and podcasters across the region.

ON_GAME

Pong, Tetris, Mario, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Tekken…. All games that started from one idea and grew into universes (and multiverses) and took the gaming world by storm. Check out some of the multiverses of the future from our indie developers, play games, and get up-close with the regional gaming industry.

WORKSHOPS

Whether you’re just starting out and want to learn new skills, or you’re a professional creator who wants to learn how to pitch to investors, you’ll find the right workshops for you. Check out full workshop schedule here.