- Issues to submit a project
- Property rights
- The categories of the call
- The steps of the call for projects
DLA does not own any rights on your project.
If your project is awarded, DLA partners will provide mentorship and support to the project development but will not have any property rights on it unless you give them.
If your project is not awarded, the DLA organizers will not have any right either.
Call for projects :
From 25 October 2017 to 25 February 2018: Apply for DLA online and email your application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2018: Selection of projects by the Digital Lab Africa Selection Committee
25March 2018: announcement of the selected projects for the finale Pitch Competition
Date & venue – to be confirmed
Between May and December 2018: the incubation phase will last for a period of 3 to 6 months. It will be adapted to the specific needs of each project and will include a residency in France of variable duration depending on the project, up to a limit of one month.
The video game category is open to all prototypes/concepts of video game for mobile application or full screen (computer, smartphone, TV, tablet…). Examples: action, strategy game, a game which goal is to inform, train or educate.
The digital music category is open to all projects which offer an innovative and enriching user experience using multimedia tools, solutions and content, based on one or several African artists, musical genres or African territories. The project should be aimed at video or digital music platforms on the Internet or mobile telephone. Example: creating an app offering a multimedia world and an interactive community around an artist.
The virtual reality category is open to anyone producing content which offers an immersive experience to the public, on any type of support (computer, tablet, smartphone, and virtual reality headset), using virtual reality technologies, augmented reality, mixed reality, 360° video, and 3D interactions. Examples: journalism report, fiction or documentary movie, musical clip, museum visit, video game…
This category is dedicated to all linear and non-linear format which offer an innovative storytelling and/or an immersive/interactive exper
This category includes all content, irrespective of the genre – fiction, documentary, series, TV format, magazine, entertainment, news… – produced to be viewed mainly online (first digital content). Projects which combine several media (transmedia) or offer a cross media strategy and which aim to attract an audience, engage with it and retain it will be considered first.
Examples: an interactive web documentary, a web series including a chat or a video game, a news show in 360°, a thematic web channel etc.