Digital Lab Africa: the reference platform for next-gen content

The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors, experts).

Digital Lab Africa Call for Projects

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/transmedia, virtual reality, video game, animation  and digital music.

Submit your project(s)

Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass

Selected applicants will take part in a Pitch Competition. The winning projects win a 42,000 rands cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to accelerate the project’s development.

The DLA Incubation Pass includes:

  • mentorship and project development support by experts from France and Sub-Saharan African countries
  • residence time in France within digital cluster
  • participation at international industry events.

The expected outcome of Digital Lab Africa is market ready content/productions showcasing African creativity.


Created in 2016, Digital Lab Africa is an initiative of the French Institute and the French Embassy in South Africa, managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct since 2018. The program is supported by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), SACEM, Lagardère Studios, TRACE, DISCOP and a number of French and sub-Saharan African partners.