The Web creation and Transmedia categories are dedicated to new ways of creating audio-visual material. They target the new generation of producers and relate to content that combines several media, and are intended to be viewed mainly online on smartphone, tablet and computer.
This category targets all audio-visual material produced to be viewed online (first digital content) in a non-linear way. The category is open to innovative concepts and to any type of content: fiction, documentary, animation, reality shows, news, sport, entertainment, talk shows, debates, TV formats and magazine programmes (food, environment, lifestyle, culture, comedy, educational…).
Projects that aim to attract an audience, engage with it and retain it, and that can be formatted into episodes or thematic channels will be considered first. One-time broadcast/TV special are excluded from the web creation category.
All content produced for the web which combines several media and offers an innovative way of telling stories (new formats of writing/narrative). Projects with an international focus which offer an original experience to the public, irrespective of the genre – fiction, documentary, animation magazine, entertainment, news… – will be considered first.
Examples: an interactive web documentary, or a web series including a participative element (involvement of the public via an app, a chat, social medias, video game…)
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After attending the Annecy Animation Festival, DLA winner in the Web Creation category settles down in Paris for a week After presenting his animated web series project Area Daddy at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), Nigerian animation artist & 2016 DLA winner in the Web Creation category Ayodele Elegba is in [...]
Event recap: SA talent set to score on the global stage with Digital lab Africa On 8 June, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), the reference platform for tomorrow’s content in Africa, unveiled how the South African DLA 2016 winners for the Transmedia and Virtual Reality categories are heading for international success in the final stage of [...]
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