Call for Submissions – Digital Lab Africa

Got a mind for multimedia? Digital Lab Africa is an exciting new platform designed “to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen.” They’re calling for projects across four categories—web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video games and digital music—so if you’re an artist, a producer, a designer, a student, or a […]

Got a mind for multimedia?

Digital Lab Africa is an exciting new platform designed “to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen.”

They’re calling for projects across four categories—web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video games and digital music—so if you’re an artist, a producer, a designer, a student, or a start-up with an original multimedia project in mind, you have until the end of August to submit your idea.

DLA is organised by the French Institute of South Africa in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE: “The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to reach the end of the incubation period with finalised multimedia content for each of the 4 categories, combining the best of African creativity and French know-how.”

There’s a cash prize at stake to the value of €3,000 (currently around R47,000), as well as “an incubation ticket for Digital Lab Africa to accompany the development phase of their project between January and October 2017.” The incubation ticket includes:

  • Sponsorship and support in the development of projects by the French reference partners for each of the categories (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors).
  • A period of residence in France within the partner organisation and/or a digital cluster-participation at multimedia reference events in France.

DLA’s Call for Projects has all the details you need to prepare your entry, and if you have any further questions, you can contact them directly: digilabafrica@gmail.com