Available on www.digilabafrica.com, the Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets African artists, producers, startups, developers, students in the media and creative industries, having an innovative project in 4 categories of multimedia production: web creation/transmedia, virtual reality, video game (serious game) and digital music.
The deadline to submit a project is 31 August 2016.
Entrepreneur Club – Why should an entrepreneur in Africa make a move into the multimedia industry?
Digital Lab Africa – The concept of the Digital Lab Africa was born out of the observation that digital convergence is becoming mainstream. Users consume more and more television, music, video games through Internet and on their mobile phone. The purpose of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for the next African talents in multimedia creation.
From 2 to 4 November, selected applicants will take part in a pitch competition at DISCOP AFRICA Johannesburg. The 4 winning projects (1 per category) will get the chance to win a 3,000€ cash prize and a Digital Lab Africa incubation ticket to support the project development during 3 to 6 months in 2017.
The DLA project incubation will include mentorship and project development support. Additionally, the incubation ticket will comprise residence time in France within digital cluster and participation in benchmark multimedia events. The expected outcome of Digital Lab Africa is market ready content/productions showcasing African creativity at its best.
The Digital Lab Africa is initiated by the French Institute of South Africa in partnership with DISCOP AFRICA, TRACE and a range of local and French partners.
Studios, production companies, and broadcasters/distributors, for project development support: Arte (Transmedia category), Lagardère studios (web creation category), Okio-Studio (Virtual Reality category), CCCP studio (Serious Game category), 1D Touch / Believe Digital (Digital Music category).
Digital clusters/hubs, residencies and labs for project incubation in France: Pictanovo, Cap Digital…
Multimedia benchmark events in France for project presentation, capacity building, networking and fund raising: Paris Games Week /Game connection, Virtuality, Futur en Seine, Forum Blanc…
Local partners, clusters and professional associations/forums, for local support to the DLA platform and project incubation: Make Games SA/Interactive Entertainment South Africa, Virtual Reality SA, French Tech Hub du Cap, Tshimologong precinct…
Source: Digital Lab Africa