DLA Call for Projects: Inviting Professionals or Individuals from Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 25 February 2018

The Digital Lab Africa (DLA) has announced a call for projects #2 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).

DLA call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, start-ups, 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.

DLA Categories

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

  • Web Creation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Video Game
  • Digital Music
  • Animation

Prize Information

At the end of the pitch sessions, the Digital Lab Africa will announce the winning projects for each of the 5 categories. The winners will take away:

  • a cash prize to the value of 3,000 euro
  • an Incubation Pass for Digital Lab Africa to accompany the development phase of their project between May and December 2018.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Digital Lab Africa Call for projects is open to anyone, professional or not, from the sector of digital content creation: artists, producers, developers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region. It targets developing projects, in need of partners and financial support, innovative projects from the perspective of form, narration, content and technologies utilised.
  • Participants at the Digital Lab Africa platform must be residents or nationals of one of the Sub-Saharan African countries: South Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • The projects can be submitted by a candidate who does not live in sub-Saharan Africa on condition that this candidate is a national of one of the countries of this region. In this case, the project development and production should be mostly implemented in a sub-Saharan African country.
  • Minimum age for participants is 18 years.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online form via given website.

For more information, please visit DLA Call for Projects.

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