Digital Lab Africa is pleased to partner with the Berlinale Africa Hub that will showcase the 4 VR experiences directed by the participants of the 1st DLA 48h VR Film Jam in Johannesburg.
The Berlinale Africa Hub (Feb 16-21) at the EFM is coming back for its second edition! Thanks to a very successful first year of the Berlinale Africa Hub 2017, it will again offer a focused range of events such as panels, presentations and talks and allow distributors, buyers, filmmakers and other professionals of the creative industries from or with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa to come together to meet and to network.
The projects will represent the growing Virtual Reality industry in South Africa, and will highlight the evolution of a distinct film industry driven by local innovations and new technology solutions.
Businesses and institutions such as TRACE TV, Wesgro Film and Media Promotion, Durban Film Mart, National Film and Video Foundation , Zanzibar International Film Festival, DISCOP, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Namibia Film Commission , Burundi Film Center , Kwetu Film Institute , Sisters Working in Film and Television , Transmedia Africa, AfriDocs & Docubox Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group (Canada), Rushlake Media (Germany), Nollywood in Germany will hold presentations in the morning, followed by Q & A sessions on their projects and ideas for the African market.
The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative by the European Film Market (EFM) in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (and its new special programme WCF Africa, which began in 2016 and funds films from Sub-Saharan Africa with support from the German Federal Foreign Office), with Berlinale Talents (and its sister programme Talents Durban, which supports talented filmmakers of Africa year-round), and with the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is a platform and a call for projects dedicated to creative content linked with innovation in Africa. The very idea of DLA is to incubate next-gen creative talent by offering them a springboard to jump-start and accelerate their projects with the support and expertise of DLA partners & ecosystem (studios, event, producers, broadcasters, distributors, experts…)
The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, startups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to any professional or individual from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music.
Submissions deadline: 25 February 2018