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Digital Lab Africa: a springboard for African talents in multimedia

\ The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talents in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French leading companies (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors) such as ARTE (transmedia), Lagardère studios (web creation), Okio-Studio (virtual reality), CCCP (video game), and 1D Touch/Believe Digital (digital music).

Digital Lab Africa Call for project

\ 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 4 categories of multimedia production: web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video game (serious game) and digital music. The DLA call for projects is looking for projects at initial stage of development, in need of partners and financial support and innovative in terms of narration, content or technologies.

Digital Lab Africa Incubation Ticket

\ Selected applicants will take part in a pitch competition at DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg. The 4 winning projects (1 per category) win a 3,000 € cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa incubation ticket to support the project development.

\ The DLA project incubation includes mentorship and project development support by French reference partners for each category. Additionally, the incubation ticket comprises residence time in France within digital cluster and participation in benchmark multimedia events. The expected outcome of Digital Lab Africa is market ready content/productions showcasing African creativity and French know-how at their best.

PARTNERS

Digital Lab Africa is initiated by the French Embassy and the French Institute in South Africa as part of their on-going industry support and action plan in the media and creative industries. The Digital Lab Africa is organised in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA and TRACE, together with a range of French and local partners.