And the selected projects for the DLA Final Pitch Competition are… 

ANIMATION

Dimbit
DimbitFeben Elias
Ethiopia
Nwavu, the Blind Man
Nwavu, the Blind ManJoão Graça
Mozambique
Tales of Shaa
Tales of Shaa Rodney Masanga
Zimbabwe
The Brats Movie
The Brats MovieNildo Hassane Essa
Mozambique
Rapulani and Rapunzel
Rapulani and RapunzelYolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi
South Africa
Issa et l'arbre perdu
Issa et l'arbre perduArthur Ella
Cameroon

WEB CREATION

Man Must Chop
Man Must ChopRazahk Issaka
Ghana
Future Lab Africa
Future Lab AfricaJepchumba
Kenya
African God
African GodTaf Hove
South Africa/Zimbabwe
Chat Story
Chat StoryHoward James Fyvie
South Africa
The Foxy Five
The Foxy FiveJabulile Nadia Newman
South Africa
Mission K-danse
Mission K-danseMarina Niava & Eddy Dagher
Ivory Coast

DIGITAL MUSIC

Request Africa
Request AfricaAli Dennis
Kenya
Mbira Online
Mbira OnlineTafadzwa Sharaunga
Zimbabwe
JokkoText
JokkoTextMamadou Dione
Senegal
Digital DJ
Digital DJChukwudi Obila
Nigeria
m-MuZiik
m-MuZiik Patrick Mveng
Cameroon
The Rotoscope Orchestra
The Rotoscope OrchestraMagalela Mtshali
South Africa

VIRTUAL REALITY

Last Night A Haircut Saved My Life
Last Night A Haircut Saved My LifeRoxanne Dalton
South Africa
Re-Inventing The Cross
Re-Inventing The CrossAwuor Onyango
Kenya
Cause and Effect
Cause and EffectFrancis Kamibili-Mzembe & Rodney Likaku
Malawi
Street Hoopz
Street HoopzAmaebi Pere-Albert
Nigeria
II Worlds
II WorldsNaomi van Niekerk & Arnaud van Vliet
South Africa
Lucy Tour Guide
Lucy Tour GuideAbel Adane Seyoum
Ethiopia

VIDEO GAME

Shadow Tongue
Shadow TongueAlex Ynclan & T.T. Sibisi
South Africa
Project Lumpa
Project LumpaMwaaba Alec Mugala
Zambia
Drive Jozi
Drive JoziBen Myres & Cukia Kimani
South Africa
The Orchard
The OrchardDavid Kamunyu
Kenya
Jilinde Game
Jilinde GameMusafiri Mbilinyi
Tanzania
Rigobert's Goat
Rigobert's GoatPatrick Nguiamba Nloutsiri
Cameroon

ABOUT DLA ONLINE PITCH COMPETITION

Digital Lab Africa’s selection committees have chosen the 30 finalists who will compete – for the first time this year – in an online pitch competition.

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, creators from the African continent (South Africa, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) they will represent the new generation of talent in creative industries (virtual reality, web creation, digital music, video game and animation).

From 26 April, 2018, the « video pitch » of the 30 competitors will be displayed online on a dedicated platform (vote.digilabafrica.com) developed by Qwant, in partnership with Dailymotion Africa. This platform will allow Internet users to anonymously vote for their favorite pitch (from April, 26th to May,9th), without having to communicate their personal data.

The 10 winners of the pitch competition will be announced at NEXT, the innovation hub of the Cannes Film Festival Market, on Thursday, May 10, at 4 pm, during a live session.

Each of the winning projects will be awarded with:
– a 3,000EUR cash prize
– a tailored-made incubation programme to accelerate the project development, with the support of 2 mentors (one French mentor and one from Sub-Saharan Africa region), as well as residency period within digital hubs and participation in industry events in France and Sub-Saharan African countries.