Calling All African Creatives In Digital Content To Submit Projects For The Third Edition Of Digital Lab Africa


On November 15th, 2018, Digital Lab Africa (DLA) - the reference platform for next gen content in Africa - launched its call for application #3 at DISCOP Johannesburg. Any creatives & entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan African countries can now apply until January 13th, 2019 and get the chance to take part in the DLA program.

Digital Lab Africa is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the Embassy of France & French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) in 2016, the programme is managed by the South African innovation hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct since 2018. The 3rd edition of DLA will be for the first time a full-fledged program of the Digital Content Hub of Tshimologong which is supported by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

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).

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.

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.

Click HERE to apply. 

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