Triggerfish Animation, Afrika Toon, Sacem, Gaité Lyrique, Camera Lucida… in 2018, new partners are joining Digital Lab Africa to incubate next-gen talent in Africa.

Winning applicants of DLA’s second edition will be accompanied by its whole ecosystem made of the best French and Sub-Saharan African experts and companies in multimedia field. The objective of DLA’s incubation programme is to accelerate the projects’ development and to make them happen thanks to the support of DLA partners.

The DLA Incubation Pass includes :

1/ mentorship sessions by experts for each of the 5 DLA categories : Animation, Video Game, Virtual Reality, Digital Music, Web Creation
2/ residence time within a digital cluster (up to 1 month)
3/ participation in benchmark multimedia events in France and Sub-Saharan African region

The expected outcome of Digital Lab Africa is market ready productions showcasing African creativity !

Submission deadline : 25 February 2018 >>>> Apply now !



IFAS (South Africa)
The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is the cultural arm of the French Embassy in South Africa and supports events  and programmes in various domains. Digital Lab Africa programme has been initiated by IFAS in 2016 to support creative industries in Sub-Saharan African region.

TRACE (South Africa)
TRACE is the leading youth media brand in Sub-Saharan Africa and the signature afro-urban media brand in France, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. TRACE owns and operates 21 paid TV channels, 4 FM radio stations and over 30 digital and mobile services in 160 countries.

Lagardère studios incorporates all of the TV production activities of the Lagardère group, the leading audio-visual production group in France and Europe. Lagardère studios is an international key player in the production and distribution of independent audio-visual content, very active in the digital space. Lagardère Studios brings together 35 production companies in 3 continents including Africa, among them Keewu Production based in Senegal.

SACEM (France)
Authors, composers, publishers… SACEM represents and defends 161,000 members in France and worldwide and plays a crucial economic role to preserve musical creation. SACEM’s repertoire is the largest in the world.


AFRIKA TOON (Ivory Coast)
Afrika Toon (2D / 3D animation) has acquired an experience in comics, animation and related domains. Its ambitions exceed Ivory Coast’s borders, thus  Africa Toon aims the African market and intend to be internationally renown in the animation domain.

ARTE (France)
ARTE, the European culture channel, broadcasts content that promote cultural diversity and multilingualism. The channel fosters artistic production by supporting directors and by co-producing movies, series and documentaries. ARTE is also one of the most innovative channels in multimedia content developing new formats for the web. ARTE’s programs are available on in French, German and since recently in English and Spanish.

Camera Lucida is a French production company focusing on the areas of Music, Society, History, Fiction, Art & New Media. Camera Lucida’s producers work on a large scale of format, from internet to Imax®, 2D to s-3D, and linear or interactive products.

DigixArt is a game development studio founded in 2015 in Montpellier (France). Its ambition is to offer meaningful and innovative gaming experiences to a wide audience.

Keewu Production label (Lagardère studios) was created in 2012 by Alexandre Rideau. Based in Senegal, Keewu’s activities extend across French-speaking countries. Finding and training African talent is at the heart of Keewu’s activities, to produce stories from the continent that shed light on present-day issues faced by its audiences.

Triggerfish Animation Studios is a computer animation film studio based in Cape Town, South Africa. The studio is best known for its animated feature films Adventures in Zambezia (2012), Khumba (2013), and a television special, titled Stick Man (for Magic Light Pictures, 2015).

DEEZER (France)
Deezer is an Internet-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content on various devices online or offline. Created in Paris, Deezer currently has 40 million licensed tracks in its library, with over 30,000 radio channels, 16 million monthly active users, and 6 million paid subscribers as of 29 January 2017


DISCOP markets (South Africa, Ivory Coast)
DISCOP markets facilitate film, television, digital content and adaptation rights business in fast-developing world regions. In 2017, three DISCOP markets were held in Dubai, Abidjan and Johannesburg. They collectively welcomed 2,500+ delegates representing 1,500+ entertainment and media companies from 110+ countries.

Paris Virtual Film Festival – Forum des images (France)
Paris Virtual Film Festival is the first festival dedicated to VR, as seen through the prism of cinema and artistic creation! Successfully launched in 2016, Paris Virtual Film Festival will return to Forum des images from 4 through 8 April, 2018 with a fully immersive 3rd edition.

FUTUR.E.S (France / Morocco)
FUTUR.E.S is an event organized by Cap Digital since 2009, it shows every year the latest digital innovations to French and international professionals and to the general public. The festival attracts each year nearly 50.000 visitors  and numerous international delegations contributing to make the Paris region, one of the first digital regions in Europe.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival / MIFA (France)
Annecy Festival is the world’s top reference for animation films. Created in 1960, the festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques classified in several categories. Taking place throughout the festival, the International Animation Film Market (Mifa) is the animation industry’s foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms.


Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct (South Africa)
The Tshimologong Precinct is a technology hub in Johannesburg. The “Digital Technology Innovation Zone” is being established in a row of 5 buildings close to the Wits University’s main campus. The Zone will provide an exciting environment that will attract students and a broad spectrum of other residents with an interest in digital technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Various activities and programmes, such as Hackathons and Challenges, will be run with the aim of developing skills, encouraging innovation and promoting the development of new enterprises.of central Johannesburg.

La Gaité Lyrique (France)
Now turned into a venue dedicated to creation & innovation right in the heart of Paris, la Gaîté Lyrique is the merging place of art, innovation & digital. Both nomadic and sedentary, La Gaîté Lyrique is the canvas on which music, theatre, visual arts, video games and any form of artistic expression think and draw tomorrow’s world.

Cap Digital (France)
Cap Digital is a French business cluster for digital transformation in Paris region. Their 1010 members are primarily innovative SMEs but also major universities, higher education establishments, research labs, and corporations focused on a specific technology-driven industry. Cap Digital promotes competitiveness within the digital and media industry. They provide their members with essential information, networks, and ressources.

Pictanovo (France)
Pictanovo is a digital cluster which focus on Cinema, Transmedia, Interactive Projects and Video Games. The cluster financially supports more than a hundred of projects each year, through its funds. Pictanovo federates the Image community that gathers more than 3,000 professionals (private, public and associative) and about 3 000 students from 60 trainings.

Pôle Media Grand Paris (France)
Le Pôle Media Grand Paris is the cluster dedicated to the audiovisual industry in Ile-de-France Region. It federates a hundred of companies, academic, training institutions and territorial authorities. Its actions are directed toward financing, training and international. Pôle Media Grand Paris’ strategy is to accompany the SMEs towards the new digital Media and Entertainment markets.

La Nurserie (France)
La Nurserie is a programme dedicated to innovative entrepreneurial projects in the cultural and creative industries.


Business France
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. Responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location

African Animation Network
AAN is an open platform for animation professionals & associations dedicated to the inspiration, nurturing and expansion of grass-roots level animation across Africa.

Animation SA (South Africa)
ASA mission is to provide strategic leadership to the South African animation industry. Boosting education, skills and increasing capacity, as well as getting South African IP ready for international trade are key goals for ASA in the next few years.

MakeGames SA / IESA (South Africa)
Make Games SA is the South African Association of game makers. Interactive Entertainment South Africa (often shortened to IESA) is a non-profit company that is mandated to lobbying, develop policy and help grow the local game, serious games, simulation, board-game, augmented reality and VR industries.

Believe Digital (France)
Believe Digital  is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels in Europe. Believe Digital has a worldwide presence with offices in all key markets. They have built their own technology and digital supply chain, to maximise the value of  music globally.


TV5MONDE Afrique (France)
TV5Monde Afrique is a French-speaking television channel dedicated to the African continent, the diaspora and all African lovers.

France Médias Monde – RFI / France 24 (France)
France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24, the international radio station RFI and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 15 languages.