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


Man Must Chop by Razahk Issaka (GHANA)
Future Lab Africa by Jepchumba (KENYA)
African God by Taf Hove (SOUTH AFRICA/ZIMBABWE)
Chat Story by Howard James Fyvie (SOUTH AFRICA)
The Foxy Five by Jabulile Nadia Newman (SOUTH AFRICA)
Mission K-danse by Marina Imboua-Niava (IVORY COAST)


Dimbit by Feben Elias (ETHIOPIA)
Nwavu, the Blind Man by João Graça (MOZAMBIQUE)
Tales of Shaa by Rodney Masanga (ZIMBABWE)
The Brats Movie by Nildo Hassane Essa (MOZAMBIQUE)
Rapulani and Rapunzel by Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi (SOUTH AFRICA)
Issa et l’arbre perdu by Arthur Ella (CAMEROON)


Request Africa by Ali Dennis (KENYA)
Mbira Online by Tafadzwa Sharaunga (ZIMBABWE)
JokkoText by Mamadou Dione (SENEGAL)
Digital DJ by Chukwudi Obila (NIGERIA)
m-MuZiik by Patrick Mveng (CAMEROON)
The Rotoscope Orchestra by Magalela Mtshali (SOUTH AFRICA)


Shadow Tongue by Alex Robert Ynclan & Thuso Terence Sibisi (SOUTH AFRICA)
Drive Jozi by Ben Myres & Cukia Kimani (SOUTH AFRICA)
Project Lumpa by Mwaaba Alec Mugala (ZAMBIA)
The Orchard by David Kamunyu (KENYA)
Jilinde Game by Musafiri Mbilinyi (TANZANIA)
Rigobert’s Goat by Patrick Nguiamba Nloutsiri (CAMEROON)


Last Night A Haircut Saved My Life by Roxanne Dalton (SOUTH AFRICA)
II Worlds by Naomi van Niekerk & Arnaud van Vliet (SOUTH AFRICA)
Re-Inventing The Cross by Awuor Onyango (KENYA)
Cause and Effect by Francis Kamibili-Mzembe & Rodney Jonathan Likaku (MALAWI)
Street Hoopz by Amaebi Pere-Albert (NIGERIA)
Lucy Tour Guide by Abel Adane Seyoum (ETHIOPIA)

Congratulations to all of them!


The « video pitch » of the 30 competitors will be displayed online from 23 April on a dedicated platform developed by Qwant. Following interviews with competitors and deliberations by Selection Committees members, the 10 winning projects (2 per category) will be announced live on Thursday 10 May (4pm) at NEXT, the innovation Hub of Cannes Film Festival Market.

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.