Digital Lab Africa Calls for Project Ideas

Erika Denis, DLA Director
Erika Denis, DLA Director

Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is calling for project ideas that target artists, producers, designers, start-ups, and students in the media and creative industries that require financial support to implement.

The call is open to any professional or individual from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project in any of five categories of multimedia production: web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation and digital music.

DLA aims to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation with the support of French leading companies. Multimedia content creators in need of partners and financial support are accordingly invited to submit a pitch.

Digital Lab Africa is looking for projects at the initial stage of development, in need of partners and financial support and innovative in terms of narration, content or technologies.

DLA is interested in the following categories:

Web Creation: This category is dedicated to all linear and non-linear formats which offer an innovative storytelling and/or an immersive/interactive experience for the audience.

Virtual Reality: The virtual reality category is open to any content which offers an immersive experience to the public, on any type of platform, including computer, tablet, smartphone and virtual reality headset.

Video Game: the video game category is open to all prototypes/concepts of video game for mobile application or full screen. Examples include: action, strategy game, a game which aims to inform, train or educate.

Digital Music: The Digital Music category is open to any project that offers an innovative online music user experience that includes services, solutions and / or multimedia content.

Animation:  the Animation category is open to all projects/content which mainly use animation technics (2D, 3D, paper, film, sand, modeling clay, painting, figurine etc).

Formats: Short and features films, TV formats and series, web and interactive. Examples include: an animated short film, an animated web-series, an animated comic, an animated application, etc.

Winners in each category will receive EUR3, 000 (about US$3,528) and an incubation ticket from Digital Lab Africa to support the development of their project.

Applications close on February 25, 2018

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