About SAFM – MENA Edition

Where creativity meets finance

South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition is the most premiere event in the region for film and web series content creation, finance and distribution. The market is abuzz with content creators coming from across the region along with global high net-worth individuals and private equity players.

As the most coveted financial event of the region, South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition stands witness to the most amazing co-production, gap funding, web series and book-to-screen deals for all the brilliant storytellers.The Market has closed over 20 million USD worth of business, from the time of its inception in 2018, facilitating mainstream Bollywood and Hollywood film makers.
Hundreds of industry professionals ranging from festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, directors, OTT heads, heads of production houses and of course the world’s press, from almost every country in the South Asian Region converge at the event every year aspiring to connect with the best in the movie business.

South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition also hosts world class panel discussions on benefits (grants, permissions subsidies etc.) offered by different countries for shooting films and web series content in their most scenic locations.

The Changing Narrative:
The film business has an impressive history of stability. Even at the height of financial crises when the stock markets plummeted or during the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic demand for films and web series remained stable.

There aren’t many businesses in the world that can cover tax incentives, multiple exits and an opportunity to guarantee up-to 100 percent of capital. South Asian Film Market – MENA Edition leads the way, in creating more awareness amongst accredited investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists, angel investors, private equity players, tax planners, CPAs, public and private companies, about considering films and web series content as an attractive alternative asset class in the finance world.